South Yorkshire Times April 20, 1968
Bonnets for the 40 to 90 Group
It was an Easter Bonnet parade with a difference at Conisbrough Hospital on Monday. Forty six patients, with an average age of about 80, gathered in the Hospital’s social centre, the Lions Den, to exhibit their seasonal headgear.
The hats, which had been made by hospital staff and patients’ relatives, were modelled by members of the 40 to 90 age group from all four wards, and were judged by Mrs. J. Baker and Mrs. J. W. Seed, prizes being awarded for originality and attraction.
“It is a social occasion which is one of the ways to provide interest for long-stay patients,” said Matron, Miss Barwell Turner. “The patients look forward to it and enjoy it. The staff have worked very hard indeed and it is a credit to them that they made the event such a success. I thought the bonnets were of a very high standard.”
Members of the Hospital staff borrowed the bonnets for a parade at the Mona W.M.C., in Conisbrough on Monday evening, following which a collection was taken which will be used towards a present for the Hospital from the Club members.