Merry Christmas on the ward

The children's ward at Gosport War Memorial Hospital at Christmas 1948
The children's ward at Gosport War Memorial Hospital at Christmas 1948

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A recent photograph of a ward at the old Royal Hospital, Portsmouth, decorated for Christmas in 1931, prompted Jean White (nee Kew) to share this one.

It shows the children’s ward at Gosport War Memorial Hospital at Christmas 1948 when Jean was a patient.

She said: ‘All the nurses tried to make it as good a Christmas as possible.

“On Christmas Eve the nurses and doctors came round all the wards singing Christmas Carols.’