100 years ago

13th January 1911

STONE-LAYING CEREMONY AT JOHN COUPLAND HOSPITAL

FURTHER progress was made on Wednesday when a quiet stone-laying ceremony took place in connection with the hospital which has been provided for Gainsborough through the munificence of the late Mr George Coupland, of Hemswell, in honour of his father, the late Mr John Coupland, after whom the building is to be named.

It will be remembered that under the will, the money - some £50,000 - left to provide the hospital, could not be devoted to the object specified during Mrs Coupland’s widowhood, but through her marriage with Mr Charles Cross, Mrs Coupland resigned all claim to its use, and thus Gainsborough benefited sooner than would otherwise have been the case.