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Coltman Street Children's Clinic

114 Coltman Street HU3 2SF (residence of trawler owner and philanthropist Christopher Pickering, before it became a clinic)

In 1924, Hull became the first local authority to introduce an artificial sunlight clinic, in Coltman Street. This was for children, and it generated much interest when it was demonstrated in 1925 at the Hull Civic Fortnight at Wembley. The artificial sunlight helped to ensure that children received the necessary amount of Vitamin D, to treat and ward off rickets and to promote general well being. At the time, this treatment was quite expensive, and the debate about the merits of exposure to artificial sunlight continues today, in relation to conditions such as multiple sclerosis. 


Carnegie Heritage Centre

Carnegie Heritage Centre Ltd, 342 Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 6JA – Registered Office. Registered Charity Number 1131585

Monday 1.30 until 3 pm – Family history help desk with the East Yorkshire Family History Society

Tuesday 9.30 until 3 pm – Open House - pop in and see us with your queries or research

Friday 9.30 until 3 pm – Open House again

Telephone: 01482 561216 e-mail: enquiries@carnegiehull.co.uk

This project is funded by the generosity of Lottery players. Without those who play the Lottery, this and many other projects simply wouldn’t be possible. Thankyou.


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