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Faithful Stripes

In 1915 George Sprittles was called up and stationed at the 2nd Northern General Hospital where he worked as a hospital orderly, by the time he left in 1919 George had reached the rank of sergeant.

Faithful Stripes

He left us a marvelous legacy in the form of a scrapbook of photographs recording the hospital environment, staff and patients. The scrapbook marks a remarkable continuity with our University buildings at Beckett Park, our Headingley Campus. The book was handed to his niece, a lecturer in history at the City of Leeds Training College, who used it in her teaching practice. Subsequently she passed it on to a teaching colleague who on his retirement gifted the scrapbook to our Archive and Special Collections. In later life George Sprittles became Canon at Southwell Cathedral.

The scrapbook is available to view as part of the Archive and Special Collections Online Archive.

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Dr Keith Rowntree

Keith Rowntree maintains the University's Archive and Special Collections which are currently held at the University’s Library, situated on our Headingley Campus. We collect, describe and preserve material for future generations while seeking to promote knowledge of, and access to this rich heritage for educational, professional and research purposes.

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