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A contemporary report notes "The grounds extend over an area of 37 acres, and it is intended to devote a great portion of the land to cultivation, so as to afford useful employment for the inmates. At either end of the building are hospitals for male and female inmates, and it is intended immediately to proceed with the laying out of a cemetery and the erection of a church. The main building is already nearly full ; and it is probable that in course of time the accommodation will not be too much for the numerous poor chargeable to the rates of the West Derby Union. Messrs. Culshaw and Sumners are the architects, and Mr. James Walters, the builder."
It gradually expanded and by 1930 could hold up to 2,500. The main building was a long three-storey T-shaped block with males accommodated at the east and females at the west. The workhouse later became Walton Institution and then part of Walton Hospital until its closure in the late 1990s.
A photograph of Mary McCartney used as the front cover of her son Mike's first solo album "Woman" released in February 1972.
Eighteen months later Jim and Mary's second son, Peter Michael was also born at Walton Hospital on 7 January 1944.
|James Paul and Peter Michael McCartney (circa late 1944)|
Walton Hospital closed its doors for the last time in December 2010. The building has been converted into residential flats.
Mike McCartney solo album Woman"