Featured 19 Nov 1970 Image
It was just like old times for Ron Collet when he got together for a rehearsal with his
It was just like old times for Ron Collet when he got together for a rehearsal with his friends from the Backworth Male
The only difference was that the 30-storng choir were singing in the coronary care unit at Newcastle General Hospital where Ron was a patient.
Ron had sung with the choir for seven years and was recovering in hospital after having his leg amputated following a thrombosis.
Ron, from Killingworth, asked the ward sister if the choir could came to the hospital and entertain him and the other patients. In this picture from our archives, dated November 19th 1970, the choir are in mid-chorus during the show - which went down a storm