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From: "Janet Baldwin" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] Albyn Place
Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 18:22:32 +0100
References: <409B4A9C.3090704@which.net>

I had my tonsils removed in St John's Nursing Home, 21 Albyn Place, as it
was then known, in 1953! I think there was some connection with the Order Of
St John at that time and it was certainly well established then.

Janet Baldwin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gavin Bell" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2004 9:36 AM
Subject: Re:[ABERDEEN] Albyn Place

> Edith wrote:
> > I appear to have a couple of ancestors who died in 21 Albyn place,
> > Aberdeen (they are not directly related families to each other)
> > could anyone tell me if this address was a private residence or maybe
> > a nursing home of some description and is it still standing today in
> > the original building?
> You don't give a date (always a good idea when dealing with history!)
> but I can report that 21 Albyn Place is today occupied by the (private)
> Albyn Hospital, which, up until a few years ago, was known as St John's
> Hospital (named after St John's Well, one of the old public wells of
> Aberdeen, which lies in its front garden). I was not aware of the place
> until I moved back to Aberdeen in the 1970s, so it may well have traded
> under a different name before that. Todays's hospital still occupies
> buildings which would almost certainly have been erected in the 19th
> century by some rich merchant.
> Gavin Bell
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