Proud grandma Annie, who has just been discharged from St Ann’s when this photo was taken
“My mother-in-law was in St Ann’s, Heald Green in 1976 at the time I gave birth to her first grandchild. I had left a bottle of sherry for her and the nurses to wet the baby’s head when the news of his arrival came through.
I well remember the first time I took the baby to see his grandma, someone must have spotted my car pulling in because before I could get myself, baby and all the necessary equipment out of the car, I had a welcoming committee! They hurried ahead of me, calling ‘Annie, your baby is here to see you.' Evelyn
With Annie and my father-in-law on our wedding day
“He was taken on a tour of all the wards and when his feed was due, one of the nurses took him and brought him back clean, fed and fast asleep.
“My father-in-law died in 1986 and since then my husband and I have taken up the regular donations.
“Many thanks for all you did for my family and happy 50th birthday.”
With my now grown-up son, Matthew, on his wedding day