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EDITORIAL COMMENTWhen (if?) you open The Standard, do you
a) Curl up at the sight of all the big words, and feel that you're reading something that was meant for someone else?
b) Feverishly examine the initial letter of each line to see if there's anything in it this week?Most people will naturally fall somewhere between these extremes. However - we need plenty of feedback if The Standard is to be truly representative, and this does not seem to be coming from 'most people'. Don't leave it to the other bloke - do it yourself.
Social Therapy ReviewLast week, as well as the usual venues provided by the Social Therapy department we were asked to provide transport and a member of staff to take a lady home to Liverpool for her mother's funeral. Though a sad occasion it was a successful exercise in public relations. On Wednesday evening, the cricket team had a last practice match in preparation for the final of the inter-hospital cricket cup. They played on Friday evening against Sefton but unfortunately were runners up. Both teams enjoyed a very nice spread in the mess room thanks to Mr. Bainbridge, our Catering Officer. On Saturday evening our dance in the gym was given a shot in the arm by three volunteer workers Mr. Watkin and Mr. Buswell, both teachers at Orford Secondary boys school and Mr. Buswell's wife who sang to their accompaniment. They have suggested a return visit and it might be nice to have them in the winter months when we are bound to stay inside by the colder weather. The staff ladies Slimming Club is still very well attended even in this warmer weather when to stay indoors and exercise is better than taking a "Turkish Bath" or at least as hot anyway. The class now begins at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday evenings.
K. AppletonThe response to the cacti query last week was swift. Mr. Green kindly offered to write a short series of articles for the Standard on this subject, which has been his major interest for years. He is well-known in local circles, and indeed, only this week-end, carried off numerous prizes in the Runcorn Association's Show. Our own greenhouses, and many wards and departments contain examples of his efforts in this field. If you think cacti are merely for Apaches to hide behind, or are dusty little horrors on window ledges, begin reading this week.
* * * * * * *In view of the mounting interest in the naming of the wards competition, we have been been asked to give a progress report. So far we are unable to do more than confirm that such a competition does exist.
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Cacti and Other SucculentsIn answer to the enquiry about cacti, in the 'Standard' July 14th last, I will endeavour to try and help you all as much as I can. First of all, lets get one thing straight. "All cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti". Nearly all cacti and succulents growing in the wild, or natural habitat, grow in the tropics - that is about 500 - 1500 miles either side of the equator - and cacti in the home have to be treated as if they were in their natural habitat. We will begin with cacti. Now these plants are only growing for about six months out of every year, and the rest of the year they are dormant or resting. This resting period starts when we in Great Britain get our first frost and ends after the last frost, usually from October to March, and during this period no water must be given to the plants. If the plants do not get a chance to rest they will not flower every year as one would like to see them. As I said, cacti grow in the tropics, but this does not mean to say that cacti growing in your home will flower during our summer. Some of the plants you have in your collection may come from the Southern side of the equator, and these plants will flower during our winter as if they were in their natural habitat. To be continued........
SPORTS NEWSThe Cricket Final of the L.R.H.B. K.O. Competition was held at Winwick last Friday, between Winwick and Sefton. The result was a win for Sefton - their first success in the final of this competition since its inception. The fact that we sadly missed G. Woods and our Captain, Dr. Briggs, must not be allowed to distract from Sefton's performance, and we offer them our sincere congratulations. We weren't good enough - this time. The trophies were presented by Mrs. Dawber, wife of the Chairman of the L.R.H.B. Sports Committee. Also present was Mr. Simpson, Hon. Secretary of the L.R.H.B. Cricket Committee. Our thanks go to all those who made this event so pleasurable - the Warrington H.M.C. our Catering Department, the groundsmen (Mr. W. Hampson) and the umpires. This week we have a match against the Catering Department XI from Warrington General.
** ** ** ** ** **Please may I, through the Standard, at least try to say a very sincere 'Thank You' to all my friends and colleagues for their gifts, flowers and cards, and visits during my stay in F.I.C.U. where I was given every kindness and attention by Sister Kettle and Day and Night Staff.
D. McILWAIN.I would like to take this opportunity, via the medium of the Standard, to publicise the forthcoming Garden Fete which is to be held in Delph Grounds on Wednesday, 9th August, 1972, at 1.00 p.m. I am sure that this will be something of interest for all, with as much variety as we can possible manage. May I also ask if anyone has any unwanted items (diamond rings or silver cutlery) - anything for white elephant stalls etc. could you please pass them on to Mr. Horrocks C/N or Sr. Harrison, Delph Hospital? We were going to give the proceeds to Miss Coppack for her hols, then thought the Swimming Pool Fund might be better. If the enthusiasm and gusto which was present last year is again shown, then I'm sure that all we shall need to make our fete a huge success is good weather.
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