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Mom sent The Topper to cheer me up in Stourbridge hospital

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: August 19, 2014

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THE story of Doreen Harris having a neck operation in 1929 as a five-year-old in The Bugle (July 31 edition) reminded me of my stay in hospital.

In 1956, at the age of 8, I went into the Corbett Hospital at Stourbridge to have my tonsils removed.

It was an unforgetful experience!I was in for quite a few days and not allowed any visitors, even though it was the children's ward.

The ward was upstairs and I remember my Mom standing outside looking up at my window waving to me.

I was traumatised throughout and was always crying. I remember quite clearly going to the operating theatre and a strange contraption put over my face and being told to count to 10.

I was cheered up though when the post came one day and The Topper comic was delivered to my bed, sent by my Mom.

Unfortunately, when I came out of hospital I must have picked up an infection as I was ill for some time afterwards in bed!

Patricia Walters (Mrs),

26 Park St,



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