King’s Lynn hospital apprentices go vintage ahead of national final


A team of apprentices based at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital stepped back into the 1950s as they set off for the Lake District to compete for a national award.

The group have been nominated for the apprentice team of the year for their work to create a reminiscences room at the hospital to help the treatment of dementia patients.

Two of the team, Jade Myhill and Lizzie Townsley, pictured above, wore authentic 1950s dresses, which are part of the room’s collections, as they boarded a vintage Vauxhall coach, to travel to the competition which takes place next week.

They and the other team members, Samantha Mansfield, Anthony Howard, Freddie Haynes, Craig Thaxton, Matt Kelly, Craig Elvin, Cherise Mask and Gary Wiggs, were cheered by students from the King Edward VII School as they set off.

n A summer fete is also being held at the hospital today in aid of dementia care, between 11am and 3pm.