Saturday, February 23, 2008

"Auntie Maggie" on Ward 2 balcony- mid 1950s

Looking through "Auntie Maggie's" photos I am struck by the fact she is more often than not photographed touching/holding patients. This was most unusual because staff were told not to have physical contact with patients because of the fear of infection.

The balcony had been closed in by the mid 1950s- result of parents campaigning that they were cold- but the regime continued with the newly installed glass windows kept wide open.

This is another photo from "Auntie Maggie's" collection and shows her with Christine Perry ( nee Bennett) on the left.( Girl in the centre unknown.)

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