Saturday, May 10, 2008

Shirley Osborne with friend - Ward 2-early 1950s

This is a rare photo taken inside Ward 2 . It shows Shirley Osborne with a friend and comes from Mari Friend ( nee Jenkins) extensive photographic collection.

The most obvious reason for lack of photos inside the ward was insufficient light. Even so this photo is very dark. Many girls remember Shirley, a plaster case, because of the years she was in and afterwards, when she was up, the top half of her body was encased in some giant waistcoat which restricted her movements.

it would be lovely to know what happened to Shirley...and the girl with her.

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