This is a long shot really but here goes - Does anyone know anything about the history or have any stories or information relating to a Private Children's Nursing Home in situated Marple, that was in existence in the 1930's & 40's & probably much later too. I'm sorry I don't know what it was called.
It may also have had some association / connection with a local MP & during this period (from abt 1938-1945) was run by an Effie Clancy....who may have been of Irish origin?.
All help however small much appreciated.
Thanks to all and Regards. Annie.
Could it be Nab Top sanatorium? From the 1920s to 1948 it was a tuberculosis sanatorium and it would have housed adults as well as childen. It closed in 1984 and latterly had been treating other chest complaints. The site is now occupied by a Barchester care home.
The following link will give you further information about Nab Top but even if Nab Top is not what you are looking for the website may help you in your searchhttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/hospitalrecords/details.asp?id=1978&page=37#jump2management
Prior to the establishment of the NHS all hospital treatment, whether in private or local authority run hospitals was chargeable although the cost could be covered by charities, trade unions, etc., so it may be that the info you have about a "private" nursing home is a bit off
Hope some of this helps.