More memories of orthopaedic hospital

THIS week, Peeps into the Past brings more memories of life at the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital in Pyrford. Brian Westen got in touch to say his father-in-law, Fred Billingsby worked at... Read more »

Memories of taking O-levels in hospital

THE recent stories on the Peeps page about Pyrford’s Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital has resulted in readers getting in contact with their memories. When he was a schoolboy, Alan Fairlie injured his... Read more »

Orthopaedic hospital was named for celebrity surgeon

PYRFORD’s Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital took its name from the once well-known surgeon who had worked at St Thomas’s Hospital in London. Last week’s Peeps page told the story of how it... Read more »

Pyrford’s home for waifs and strays

THE Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital at Pyrford was once recognised as a centre of excellence for treatment of patients. But the main buildings were previously a home for “waifs and strays”. Founded... Read more »