Sailors Visit Ward 1
Among the visitors to Harlow Wood were these sailors from HMS Brecon in November 1979.
The photograph shows them with youngsters on Ward 1 who would have been encouraged by the hospital teachers to produced the display about HMS Brecon on the back wall.
The two wood plaques which were on the walls in Ward 1, were removed when the hospital closed. It is unknown what happened to them.
Reason for the Visit
It has been suggested that that HMS Brecon was made of a type of fibre glass, and that this was the same material used in the Orthotics Departments at Harlow Wood for making prosthesis’s [artificial limbs]- can anyone verify this?