Welcome to-aturnofthekey-Memories of the old  St.Georges and Coton Hill Hospitals-Stafford
A shared record of the Life and Times of these once-proud, old Hospitals. 25/02/2012

This Web – Site is Open To All who may have been involved with Providing and/or Accessing throughout the years, any of the facilities of
these two Old, Local Hospitals. This includes All grades of Ex-Staff, Volunteers, Ex-Patients and their Relatives. There also appears to be a
number of People from the Stafford Area and beyond, Young and Old, who have an interest in what these Old Places were really all about.

I hope this Site and it’s Contents are put together in as Sensitive a way as is possible – Please feel free to tell me if you think otherwise.

Many sincere thanks to all who have helped me with encouragement, advice, and their trust in me to share all of their donations of images, reminiscences, anecdotes, stories etc., towards this Collection of Memories, for everyone to see – I could not have done it without them.

It’s continued development depends  –  Very Much on You  –   through your Donations of  Images, Suggestions, Comments, Anecdotes etc.
All of these add extra layers to the  varied and vibrant record of these, our, old hospitals – So Please, Keep them Coming.
Explore the Site – Participate – Reminisce – Share Those Memories – Tell Others About It – Brian Simms.

I hope you Enjoy the Site,  But – If You Notice Anything Untoward – Please use “Contact” Page to let me know


Some Recent Photos –  Identified – Temporarily by  Red – Frames – Across the Site

Hover over Photos for Donor ID, Info., etc.  –   Left Click to Enlarge

Uploaded –            See ” ”  page

Copyright © to all Images is acknowledged as being retained by the Donor unless otherwise stated


If You have any Photos relevant to the Site – Please “Contact” Me

Some of your Anecdotes

Washing up Quietly“- Memories of my early start”- As a Cadet Nurse  by – Ian Ward. .

Taking a break”  for Milk Shakes and Biscuits – by Martin Garvey . .

See “Anecdotes” Page for More of these – and – Please Send me Your Stories to Share

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

157 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Many thanks Ian(Ward) for contacting me re: your early Memories on League Of Friends Ward, not very “Politically Correct” for these days, but funny and a good flavour of it’s era.
    I have placed it on the “Anecdote” Page.

  2. Thank you Martin (Garvey) for your Anecdote – much appreciated.
    I have placed it on the “Anecdote” page.

  3. Roy Shirley said:

    I enjoyed reading Ian’s anecdote of League of Friends Ward and it bought back memories of that ward when Phil McVay’s father was Charge Nurse.

  4. Yes Roy – It’s good to read other peoples memories – often bringing back those forgotten ones of your own. Great stuff.

    There were many Hundreds of people who worked at the old place and yet we’ve only had around Eight or so Anecdotes.
    Many of them are still around, know about, and visit the the Site.

    I wonder why that is ?

  5. Roy Shirley said:

    I have lots of anecdotes about my 9 years at St. Georges and I still remember lots were told to me about the old staff. Perhaps I will have to send you a few.

  6. lots of ghost stories , !!!!especially. Fred on Palmer ward!!!!! and peg leg on G2 coton hill!!!!wonder if he still haunts the new general hospital???

  7. Thanks Kath and Roy – always willing to contribute – Send them in.

    There must be memories from lots of ex colleagues who worked there.

    To all of you out there somewhere – Please Share them with all of us.

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