Radio Brockley Features Interview About the RNOH Ghost
Radio Brockley has released an interview with RNOH ex-patient and artist filmmaker Nicola Lane. She founded Pegleg Productions in 2011 with the aim of discovering, producing, and creating projects dedicated to the different, difficult, and diverse point of view.
Her latest project is the search for the “Grey Lady” – a ghost of World War 1 at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore.
You can find out more about the project at this link:
One of our longest serving members, Ron Laver, caught up with Nicola who tells the story of the search for the ghost. She writes:
“I first heard about the RNOH’s ‘Grey Lady’ ghost from the receptionist at the Prosthetic Rehabilitation Unit (PRU) where I have been a patient since moving to NW London in 1988.
Over 100 years the RNOH has evolved in response to sequential national crisis and challenges, and the site itself is very complex.
I was told to meet someone in ‘Old Coxon Ward’, and I asked a passing physiotherapist in the PRU if she knew how to get there. She stood still, closed her eyes, then said – “I’m sorry, I know where it is, but I don’t know how to describe how to get there!”
Buildings and departments are added and subtracted, land bought and sold. There are labyrinths of passageways and buildings, mysterious short cuts known only to the initiated, where suddenly you discover a relic from the past.”
You can hear the full story in our news update at the link below.