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Arnold Rowntree

Arnold Rowntree was Charman of The Retreat Committee of Management 1932 - 1946.These photographs are nearly all mid 20th c. copies of earlier photographs.Photographs arranged in 3 parts.

Belle Vue House

Belle Vue House, a residence very near to the Retreat, was acquired by the Retreat for a Ladies Villa in 1879. It remained in use as such until replaced by West Villa, (see RET 1/8/2/4). It was later used for nurses’ accommodation and training. In...

East Villa

East Villa was a detached building in the grounds, built in 1881, for GentlemenPhotographs are arranged in 4 parts


The Retreat had a regular programme of entertainments, embracing theatre, music, parties, dressing up etc. Staff, patients and other York Quakers took part, as well as visiting musical, theatrical and educational performers.Photographs arranged in...

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