Searching for the Grey Lady: A Ghost From WW1 at the RNOH

Miss Mary Wardell founded a hospital on the RNOH Stanmore site back in the 1880’s, and is rumoured to appear as the ‘grey lady’ ghost from time to time.

Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, ‘Searching for the Grey Lady: A Ghost From WW1 at the RNOH’, documents the struggle of Mary Wardell, a spinster of independent means living in Primrose Hill, during an epidemic of scarlet fever, to establish a rehabilitation facility on Brockley Hill.

This series of programmes documents the history of the RNOH from its inception until the end of the First World War 1, and the programmes are also available as podcasts.

Nicola Lane, an RNOH patient, is heading up the project via Pegleg Productions, supported by RNOH patients, volunteers and staff who give their voices to the podcasts, and Radio Brockley.