Photo archive reveals celebrity visits to the Trust

John Major opens the National Artificial Eye Service

John Major opens the National Artificial Eye Service

The 75th birthday of the NHS has encouraged many people to dig through their archives and photo albums and share some wonderful photos of the Trust in years gone by. 

Now the pages of a recently-unearthed photo album, found by colleagues in the Trust’s IT team, have shone a spotlight on a number of visits by well-known figures and celebrities across the years. 

Among these is a visit by former Prime Minister John Major. Mr Major was in the area attending the official opening of the National Artificial Eye Service in April 1993. 




TV's The Green Goddess

TV’s The Green Goddess

Meanwhile, Fans of the 1980s TV show Breakfast Time will recognise Diana Moran, a fitness expert who became known as the Green Goddess thanks to her trademark green leotard. 

Diana has since become an advocate for the Breast Cancer Campaign. She was visiting to open the Osteoporosis Screening service at the former South Shore Hospital, in July 1994.




TV host Roy Walker

TV host Roy Walker

Irish TV host Roy Walker is also featured in the album, when he took part in an event to officially launch the Community Health Services NHS Trust, a forerunner to the current NHS organisations in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. 

Roy is best known by many as the host of Catchphrase between 1986 and 1999. 

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