Does anyone remember the old Fever Hospital which was somewhere near the old New Ferry Baths (at the bottom of Shorefields I think ? )The patients were brought in by boat from the Liverpool ships. I think they were mainly Lascars ? with suspected smallpox etc.
The Drs & nurses used to ride on horses (in white uniforms !)up the Mayfields? towards the toll bar in New Ferry.As children,when we saw them,we would chant " Touch collar,never swallow fever "....
I am almost sure,that a couple of people from New Ferry,contracted Smallpox from an infected patient...late 1940's ?
Can anyone confirm ?