4 thoughts on “Metropolitan Convalescent Home”

  1. Does anyone know if the home was where Osbern Close is now please? Or any other information on the current Chichester Court site?

    • I think almost certainly. The men were housed here and ladies in Upper Sea Road. Quite a few old postcards on eBay. It closed in 1980 which ties in with the building of the new properties in the early 80’s

    • It was a Convalescent home when we were children and it was surrounded by fields and blackberry bushes (mid 1940’s )

  2. After getting sick and being treated at the Hackney Hospital I was there for six weeks around 1952 when I was about six. I remember the nurses could have been a little kinder to the kids. We used to go for walks where there were very tall pine trees. The local kids would climb up them and fire their catapults at us kids. My parents would go there by train from Walthamstow every Sunday to see me for an hour. I’d like to see my records, but the National Archives website is a forbidding place. It’s all a bit of a dream now 67 years later, another world.

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