2nd November 1974
Anne Glassey Workshop Closes Down
Wallasey's Anne Glassey Workshop has closed. The building in Love Lane, which attracted the attention of doctors and welfare workers all over the world, is to be sold.
The workshop, founded 22 years ago, was the only voluntary unit of its kind in the county catering for sufferers from tuberculosis and other chest and heart diseases.
Dr. James Baxter, vice-president of Wallasey TB and Chest and Welfare Trust, told the NEWS this week that staffing problems and a big drop in the number of people needing rehabilitation had brought about the closure.
Dr. Baxter said the trust would now act as a charitable organisation to provide facilities for educational and occupational training. It also hoped to make grants in cases of need.
The workshop, which specialsied in printing and woollen goods, was the means of returning more than 200 ex-patients to full-time employment during its 22 years existence.
It took its name from Anne Glassey, a former sister at Mill Lane Hospital, who founded the Wallasey TB Care and Welfare Committee in 1944. Miss Glassey, who was awarded the MBE for her work, now lives in North Wales.