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George Woofindin Almshouses on Ecclesall Road


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George Woofindin Almshouses, Ecclesall Road, Hunter's Bar, Sheffield, built in1899.

 

They were built in 1898-89, paid for by a bequest from George Woofindin, a cutlery manufacturer, who also paid for the Woofindin Convalescent Home near Whiteley Woods (recently converted into very expensive flats!). There are 18 red brick cottages in a crescent, with the River Porter running through the grounds. I don't know how you get to live there, but the Convalescent Home was opened in Spring 1901, and open all year except 6 weeks around Christmas.

 

It was "Built for the recovery of people (Sheffield & district given preference) who cannot leave home at their own expense and who can contribute 10/6 per week." (quote from the local paper at the time.) 10/6 (fifty two and a half pence) must have been quite a lot of money for a working family at the time.

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Location - between the bottom of Brocco Bank and Ecclesall Road.

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Woofindin Almshouses postcard dated 1905-1910

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Woofindin Almshouses, Ecclesall Road

 

Also referred to/known as Woofinden Almshouses

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Woofinden Almshouses referred to on this postcard as Woofendon Almshouses

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