Our sorrow at axeing of ‘homely’ hospital

Essex County Standard: Our sorrow at axeing of ‘homely’ hospital Our sorrow at axeing of ‘homely’ hospital

ESSEX County Hospital patients expressed sadness at having to say goodbye to the historic site.

The Gazette revealed on Monday the Lexden Road hospital would be closed in 12 months, with all services moving to Colchester General Hospital.

The decision was made because hospital bosses said some parts of the site were outdated.

The hospital has played a huge role in Linda Attewell’s life as her father was head porter for more than 20 years.

She was born on the site in the family home, the Lodge Cottage, which her dad had as part of his role.

She said: “It think it is awful the hospital is closing. It is a part of Colchester.

“It’s got a lot of memories for people, myself included. We used to peer out the windowand watch everything going on."

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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11:25am Wed 9 Apr 14

molpole says...

"Axeing" - really? Wonder if that mistake made it into the printed edition...?
"Axeing" - really? Wonder if that mistake made it into the printed edition...? molpole
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12:59pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

molpole wrote:
"Axeing" - really? Wonder if that mistake made it into the printed edition...?
Yes it did. Junior Cubs at the Gazette are not required to understand English language.
[quote][p][bold]molpole[/bold] wrote: "Axeing" - really? Wonder if that mistake made it into the printed edition...?[/p][/quote]Yes it did. Junior Cubs at the Gazette are not required to understand English language. Say It As It Is OK?
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2:35pm Wed 9 Apr 14

meadowlady says...

Colchester Gazette journalists are some of the most illiterate people I have come across.
Colchester Gazette journalists are some of the most illiterate people I have come across. meadowlady
  • Score: 2

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