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BBC RADIO 4 PROGRAMME

We were delighted to welcome the producer and presenter of the Radio 4 programme "Open Country" recently.  Nicola and Helen came to meet someone who was a patient here in 1945, when Calgarth was the Ethel Hedley Orthopaedic Hospital for Children.  His name was Kevin Coulter and he was in the next bed to one of the Jewish refugees, Mendel Preter, who was admitted with TB.  They recorded an interview with Kevin on the terrace of the house, where the boys' beds were frequently sited as fresh air was an important part of the treatment.  "Our" segment went out as part of the Open Country programme broadcast on Thursday 1st November.  We thought the programme informative and moving and would recommend anyone interested to catch it on the BBC's listen again service.  We are proud to be a small part of a large story. 


Coffee Morning  

You would be very welcome to join us for morning coffee on Thursday 22 November between 10:30 and 12.  There won't be any vacant flats to view but you can see our communal rooms and the gardens.  Please let me know if you are coming by calling 015394 43016, or arrange a visit another time if the 22nd Nov is not convenient for you.  We look forward to meeting you. 

Thia, House Manager.