Hi, new here and was wondering if anybody has any information, photographs (internal / external) of this Grade II listed building which dominates the junction of Earle Road / Smithdown Road? Alternatively if anybody has any memories of the place feel free to tell all!
I used to go there as a child in the 1980's and was under a GP called Dr.Walsh, and later, Dr.Cockerton. I always remember the long wooden seats around the outside of the waiting area and in the centre. There were often old paintings hungs from the walls above the reception window too (if I remember rightly, one was and old man in white pyjamas lying in bed by candlelight). Patients were buzzed in and an orange light lit up next to the doctor's name on the wall near the front door to let the patient know they were to go and see the doctor.
Doctor Walsh's room was down the corridor to the side of the reception (last room on the left) and there was a small toilet I remember going to once down some steps right at the back of the surgery - I was probably about 5 or 6 at the time and can only vaguely recollect some things here!
Doctor Cockerton was downstairs down a winding staircase in the basement of the surgery.
It would be interesting to see what remains of the original features inside and every time I pass, the gates are normally locked so it's hard to see how photos can be obtained nowadays. (No pics on here I don't think and nothing on Google etc).
Any info gratefully received!