Do you remember the long gone Weymouth Sanitorium on Bent Path Road?

This Crickmay-designed building was opened in November 1902 and was officially known as the Princess Christian Hospital and Sanatorium.

It was named after Queen Victoria's fifth daughter with the "express approval of HRH."

The building cost £18,000 and was dedicated by the Bishop of Salisbury to the 'suffering poor'. It was used to treat people suffering from TB.

Sadly it was demolished in 1998, but it is well remembered by many residents.

Dorset Echo: Princess Christian Hospital, Weymouth Princess Christian Hospital, Weymouth (Image: Andy Hutchings Collection)

Weymouth residents have been reminiscing about their memories of the sanatorium in our We Grew Up in Weymouth and Portland Facebook group.

Many residents shared their personal experiences and connections to the old building.

One resident, Jackie Terry, expressed curiosity about the location of the sanatorium.

Dorset Echo: Weymouth Hospital today Weymouth Hospital today (Image: NQ)

Several residents shared their memories of receiving medical treatment at the hospital.

Theresa Jenkins-Teague fondly recalled her nurse training in the late 1970s and the fear of facing Matron.

Kieran Webster mentioned that his brother had his tonsils removed at the hospital, causing him to feel jealous because he wanted to enjoy the ice cream.

Vee Starr expressed relief in hearing others' memories of the hospital, as she had started to doubt her own recollection.

Beryl Sherriff, on the other hand, expressed regret over the hospital's closure, believing that it could have alleviated pressure on nearby Dorchester hospital.

Other residents, such as Lee Roberts and Jill Nash, shared positive experiences of working at the hospital.

Nash specifically mentioned her time as a staff nurse in the Casualty department in the early 1970s.

The thread concluded with Janet Pagett noting that her mother had worked at the Weymouth Sanatorium.

Overall, there seemes to be much sentiment and nostalgia associated with the old hospital building and the memories it holds for people.

Thanks to Weymouth Museum for some of the information above.