This illustrated cup celebrates the opening of the Royal Victoria Hospital on Poole Road in Bournemouth on 16th January 1890, attended by HRH the Prince of Wales. This Westbourne site was the first of two bases called the Royal Victoria in Bournemouth; it merged with a hospital on Shelley Road in Boscombe in 1911 when the two were then known by that name. After the Second World War, the Poole Road site became an ear, nose and throat hospital, then the Westbourne Eye Hospital and was converted into apartments in 2002.
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