Children and adults dressed up for hospital carnival

Carnival week 1930

In 1930 the hospital launched an ambitious campaign to raise funds for the building and ongoing running of the Infirmary. The carnival parade through the city was a culmination of a week-long series of events, including concerts, football matches, dances, sales and firework displays. The total raised after expenses was £4961 6s 0d which is the modern equivalent of around £300,000.

Watch our video compilation of photographs and newspaper clippings of the carnival.


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