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Old Addenbrookes circa 1900

Old Addenbrooke’s Hospital (Judge Institute of Management)

History of Old Addenbrookes Hospital

    Old Addenbrookes

Part of the original building of 1740 survived in incorporated in the 19th century additions. John Addenbrookes (died 1719) left £4,500 to found a hospital; land was bought in 1728 and building began in 1740. (See 1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge)

Old Addenbrookes, date unknown

General information about the Old Addenbrooke’s site can be found on Wikipedia.

Once the NHS was created, Pamela Knights moved from her work for the Maintenance Fund and started work as a receptionist in the orthopaedic unit at Addenbrooke’s:

Her work at the hospital brought her into contact with wounded and convalescing servicemen:


Old Addenbrookes, circa 1960


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