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Smallpox isolation ward under construction, Wykebeck Valley

27th August 1914. Image shows a single storey ward on a new isolation complex for the treatment of Smallpox, under construction on the site of Killingbeck Farm in Wykebeck Valley. The project was meant as a temporary precaution against a possible resurgence of smallpox and became known as Killingbeck Smallpox Hospital. At the same time the main hospital, in a separate location, was undergoing conversion for the treatment of Tuberculosis in line with the National Health Insurance Act and became known as Killingbeck Sanatorium. Additional information supplied by John Garnett (Source: The 50th Anniversary booklet of the opening of Seacroft and Killingbeck Hospitals, 1954.)