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PHOTOGRAPH; Lantern slide


subject : view of the Intercepting Hospital, west Twin Island, Belfast harbour; dates from 1873 when the Belfast Board of Guardians erected a single hut on the island to deal with an expected outbreak of cholera; other huts were added in 1884, 1892, and 1900, when there was plague in Glasgow; the hospital never had any cholera patients but was used on several occasions for people with smallpox. By 1910 the buildings were interfering with harbour development so they were burned down by the Fire Brigade in that year and the hospital moved to another site.. date : 1910;Condition : good