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Harry Oldham in the late 1980s.
Courtesy of Nigel Ingham

Harrry Oldham was in the Royal Albert Hospital from the 1920s to the 1980s.  In a reminiscence session in Lancaster in the late 1980s he recalled a rhyme about work.

(The words of the rhyme are the same as those in a Brockhall song remembered by Betsy Hall. Please go to ‘God made the bees’ on the website)



“God made the bees,

Bees made the honey,

The patients do the work,

While the staff get the money.”

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