Welcome to aturnofthekey
Memories of Old St.Georges Hospital 1818-1995 and Coton Hill Hospital 1854-1976, Stafford
A shared record of the Life and Times of these once-proud Old Hospitals. 25/02/2012
News and Views
Copyright © to All Site-Material is acknowledged as being Retained by the Donor, Named or Not – Permission for Use Is Required
AN EXPLANATION ABOUT THE APPEARANCE OF THE NEW “RESEARCH/LINKS” PAGE
(STAFFORDSHIRE RECORD OFFICE – DETAILS FOR – PERSONAL RESEARCH)
Since opening the Site people have contacted me Privately, wishing to find information about their relatives, who were patients in St. Georges and/or Coton Hill hospitals, some even from as far afield as Australia. Sometimes despite confidentiality issues we have been of general help. As
a potential for more fruitful results, I have generally recommended and pointed people in the direction of – The “Staffordshire Record Office”.
They are attempting to raise more public awareness about the services they have to offer and to encourage more people to use their facilities.
Aware of this Site, and the referrals from it they have contacted me, asking if I would consider publishing their services, contact details etc.
It’s an idea which fits well within the aims of the Site, another facility for us to offer / for all to use, and which I have willingly adopted.
Some of Your Recent Photos, Identified – Temporarily by “Red” Borders – Across the Site
If You have any Photos Relevant to the Site – Please Contact me
Hover over Photos for Donor ID, Info., etc. – Left Click to Enlarge
Some of your Recent Anecdotes – See “Here” for More of these
If You have any Anecdotes relevant to the Site – Please “Contact” Me
“Washing up Quietly“- by – Ian Ward. .
“Milk Shakes and Biscuits” – by – Martin Garvey . .
List of Current Donors
Peter Anthony, Anne Appleby, John Aris, Sue Astle, Kath Cox, Trisha Hayward, Tony Lakin
Chris Peet, Beryl Sandy, Roy Shirley, Bill Sim, Brian Simms, Ian Ward, Jeanette Watson
Kevin McConville, Phillip Warelow, Eddy Hood, Mary Balahura, Geoff Dewsbury
Margaret Dooley, Mark Melvin, The Staffordshire Newsletter, An Anonymous Donor
Dave Plant, David Johnson, Philip Locke, Doug Endean, Martin Garvey
Many Thanks to All of You for All of Your Contributions
A Few Words about using the Comment facility.
Depicting a Hospital’s life and care of it’s People throughout it’s long history, on an Open, Public- Access Site, can raise some Sensitive issues.
We all have very individual perceptions of these old Places and People, some of them may be Positive, some of them may not always be so.
Whilst trying to be truthful, the Site will always attempt to reflect these differing Viewpoints, hopefully – in as Acceptable a way as is possible.
Your general Comments and Remarks, published on the Site, are very Welcome and much Appreciated. Be they Memories, Questions, Ideas, Suggestions etc., reflecting some of your own Experiences and or Perceptions, they do add extra Authenticity, Variety and Colour to the Site.
In recognition of the above, please, always try to be – Respectful of it’s People – and – do Contact me if I have missed anything untoward.