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Over The Dene

February 20, 2020

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Those with long memories may recall the photographs in the original Whitesnake Biography of various sites in Saltburn-by-the-Sea where David Coverdale was born and grew up. Overdene Maternity Hospital in Saltburn is where David gave the world his first rock and roll screams.  It was closed as a hospital in 1980 (not without a certain amount of opposition locally) and finally sold off by the NHS three years later. The building was then split into two spacious private homes, with new flats built in parts of the grounds – but we didn’t realise that the place was renamed Coverdale House! According to the local paper the building’s other claim to fame is that it was designed by Alfred Waterhouse, the Victorian architect who designed London’s Natural History Museum. So two heritage plaques then?

David does like to saunter about whenever he is in the area with Whitesnake, and posted this rather nice shot of him taken outside the pub which his parents used to run, called The Red Lodge.

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