"School trip long ago..."

About: Mary Hewetson Cottage Hospital (Keswick)

(as the patient),

Hello , my name is Phil.

During the summer of 1957 I was an 11 year old normal boy on a weeks school trip to Newlands camp with about 30 other schoolboys.

I developed a virus and was rushed by ambulance to Mary Hewetson Cottage Hospital as it was a suspected polio scare.

I was kept in an isolation room at the front of the hospital with a view of the pencil factory.

My parents rushed up to stay untill the end of the week when I was discharged, without serious reaction.

My stay was caring and friendly and really I know this might be a bit late but thank you!

I would love to revisit that hospital and little room with a view that helped me through those difficult days.


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