Then and Now / Nicola Lane 2022

During our search for the 'Grey Lady' we have discovered that traces and legacies of the First World War remain embedded in the history of the RNOH. Our searches also reveal that history is not confined to the documents held within archives but can live in memories and stories, skills and technology, in the lived experience of patients, staff, volunteers and clinicians.  
Recently, difficult and painful aspects of British history are emerging, with an urgent need for the forgotten and invisible to have their story told. ​​​​​​​The 'Grey Lady' remains elusive, but during our search we continue to discover and re-cover stories, sites, memories and archives, 'hidden histories' on the edge of disappearing, the invisible made visible. 

The Little Ghost / Nicola Lane 2019

Pegleg Productions is grateful for the collaboration of RNOH award-winning hospital radio Radio Brockley, with veteran community broadcaster Keith Reeve and all the Radio Brockley volunteers. ​​​How typical of the RNOH that Radio Brockley is sited in a building loaded with history - built to withstand 'blast' and designed for decontamination in case of gas attack in the Second World War!
Grateful thanks to Derek Sayers for sharing his collection and knowledge of the RNOH, the brilliant 'Lost Hospitals of London', Tony Higgins and the Comms team, RNOH Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine Dr. Sedki, staff, clinicians and patients at the PRU and Orthotics Department, RNOH Head of Research & Innovation Iva Hauptmannova, the Estates team, Jan Letocha, Mary Lauder at the Disability Foundation, Christine Bows, Senior Clinical Research Nurse Fiona Fitzgerald, Mr John Blake, Laura McGuinness, and all the wonderful Podcast readers and researchers. 
Thanks to historian Julie Anderson, who has been so generous with her time and knowledge and thank you to Dr Milnes-Smith and Dr Sam Carroll for their brilliant contributions.
A big thank you to the Culture Recovery Fund, National Heritage Lottery and National Lottery players for supporting 'Searching for the Grey Lady: A Ghost From WW1 at the RNOH' and enabling us to reveal and share the RNOH’s First World War legacy of rehabilitation and renewal from the perspective of people whose lives continue to be shaped by that heritage.​​​​​​​
Pegleg Productions invites and welcomes information, memories and corrections, so do get in touch using the website's Contact Form. 
Nicola Lane, Project Leader, 
Pegleg Productions​​​​​​​
May-June / 2022​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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