Basingstoke and Deane

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Basingstoke and Deane is a local authority district in Hampshire. The main town in the borough is Basingstoke.

In the 1940s Harold Gillies was performing plastic surgery at Rooksdown House, Basingstoke. Among his patients was Michael Dillon who underwent gender reassignment surgery at the unit [1].

Gillies Meadow named after Sir Harold Gillies

LGBT resources

The Freedom Youth (LGBT) Project provides support and advice for young people who are LGBT.[2]


  1. The First Man-Made Man by Pagan Kennedy (Bloomsbury Publishing: 2006). In 2020 a housing development on the old Park Prewett Hospital site where Harold Gillies worked was named Gillies Meadow