Emergency Services => Medical => Topic started by: Andyb on February 01, 2014, 12:50:41

Title: Borough Mortuary, Dover
Post by: Andyb on February 01, 2014, 12:50:41
As indicated in the excellent post Murder in Dover Plaza, does anybody know of the location of the then Borough Mortuary, Dover?

Andy
Title: Re: Borough Mortuary, Dover
Post by: John38 on February 01, 2014, 13:09:11
Dead Centre of Dover? :)
Title: Re: Borough Mortuary, Dover
Post by: chasg on February 01, 2014, 14:06:00
Hawkesbury St
Title: Re: Borough Mortuary, Dover
Post by: Andyb on February 01, 2014, 14:20:52
Thanks Chasg! Do you know anything else about it at all, dates etc. and why there?

Thanks
 
Andy
Title: Re: Borough Mortuary, Dover
Post by: chasg on February 01, 2014, 14:25:14
No idea I'm afraid, except that it was there in the 1960s.
Title: Re: Borough Mortuary, Dover
Post by: delboy on February 01, 2014, 15:44:11
Here are a couple of pictures showing the location. They are several years apart. The mortuary is marked with a red marker.
Title: Re: Borough Mortuary, Dover
Post by: Andyb on February 01, 2014, 16:33:44
Thanks delboy for uploading the pics.
Title: Re: Borough Mortuary, Dover
Post by: Andyb on February 01, 2014, 16:50:08
Just as an after thought, do you know when it was closed as I think that it was moved to Buckland hospital late 70's. As from a few years ago when the mortuary at Buckland closed everything goes to William Harvey Hospital.
Title: Re: Borough Mortuary, Dover
Post by: chasg on February 01, 2014, 18:56:16
Just found a reference in Dover in the Second World War (Sutton/Leach 2010) to a wartime mortuary in the former chalk pit (now St Bartholomews Close) off Tower St.