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Hospital Raided

Nelson public hospital is a quiet, peaceful haven from the noise and bustle of the outside world. At least, we found it that way early one evening last month. Then, Wham - the Savage Club, complete with orchestra (including a piano) and sundry useful utensils, arrived-on the scene. Peace in many wards flew out the windows for a time while the orchestra gave out with some hot licks and The Great Benyon mystified all within. But the patients didn't mind. They loved it.


The orchestra in action in a men's ward


Benyon's helper, Sean O'Hagan, and patient look aghast when Benyon mystically transposes bottle and glass


Shifting the piano from ward to ward kept Bill Newsome, Fred Brown and Alec Dawson on their toes.