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  • Sir Henry Gauvain as Father Christmas at Treloar Hospital, Alton, c1910

    Hampshire Record Office, 47M94/F2/3/1/18

  • Sir Henry Gauvain as Father Christmas at Treloar Hospital, Alton, c1910

    Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital and College, Alton was founded by Sir William Treloar, Lord Mayor of London in 1908 for children suffering from non-pulmonary tuberculosis. Sir Henry Gauvain was a tuberculosis specialist and the first medical superintendent of Treloar Hospital, a position he held until his death.

    The hospital closed in 1994 but the college continues to this day as Treloars.