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

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 Some of your Recent Anecdotes – See More of these Here


(08/03/2016)  – “Scrumping, Tobacco, and a Talking Dog” – by Brian Simms . .HERE





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256 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Jon Cowin said:

    R.I.P. Don, very sad to hear this news, you were one of the good ones. I have fond memories of you and Alan Astle, when you both ran Brocton Ward for many years, good times…..

  2. Doug Endean said:

    I’m sorry to hear that Don has passed on to meet our other mates in the sky, all to many of them. Don and I used to train (karate then Kung fu ) with Mick Boey in the lounge room of the nurse home. I remember how much he used to sweat and that was just taking his shoes off before a session. Another good bloke. If either Ian or Phil are in touch with Mick Boey I know he would be grateful to hear so he can say one for Don as I lost touch many years ago.

  3. Doug Endean said:

    I had a pension forecast and will be £30 a week down under the new state pension arrangements. Thank you George.

  4. Roy Shirley said:

    Join the club Doug

  5. Rachel Hughes said:

    My name is Rachel (Chackett) and I lived at the old nurses home in1978, when I started my training at the SGI.
    I remember two student nurses from St Georges, one named Charlie and another who went by the name of Randy. I often wonder what happened to them. They lived in the rooms near to me but I left the nurses home in 1979.
    Does anybody know? Happy days in nursing!

  6. PHIL Warelow said:

    Could be Charles Ayirebi (not sure the spelling is right) and possibly Randy Salmon.
    Regards Phil Warelow

  7. Rachel said:

    Thanks Phil. (Sorry Brian, don’t want to start a conversation on here). Charlie was a blonde haired chap who likes to practice his yoga. If it is the right Randy, he was a black guy and was courting a staff nurse from the SGI.
    Lovely people.

  8. Hi Rachel, no need for apologies as saying-hello and catching-up are part of what the Site is for. I think Phil is correct in terms of Randy Salmon. He has not as yet, had a presence on here, but he is on Facebook – and Yes he was a nice guy.

  9. Jon Cowin said:

    The other guy won’t be Charles Ariyebi. He is also black, I remember him as a cool dude. Randall (Randy) Salmon will be right. No idea who the blond yoga dude might be…..

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