The following picture & article was posted by Surrey History centre on Facebook. With their permission I repeat it in this newsletter.
“Here’s a music lesson with a difference! Patients playing instruments in the outdoor ward at Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital in Pyrford in the 1950s. The hospital pioneered research into the treatment of bones damaged by accidents and diseases such as rickets, TB and polio (SHC ref CC1179/4/1)
This photo comes from a collection of records of Rowley Bristow
Hospital School, Pyrford, (formerly St Nicholas’ and St Martin’s Orthopaedic Hospital Homes and Special School of Recovery, later St Peter’s Teaching Centre), 1914-2004 (SHC ref CC1179). Details of the collection can be viewed on our online catalogue (link in bio).
SHC ref CC1179/4/1: Photograph of outdoor music lesson at Rowley Bristow Hospital School, Pyrford, mid-20th cent “
If you are interested in Pyrford local history, then the Forum has organised a Heritage walk on 3rd July afternoon. See earlier stop press email for more details.