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The Nelson Photo News



Operation Milk Token

It was Ken Pritchard's brain child, but it was the hard work of the Station 2XN staff, some Lions members and the milkos, and the tremendous generosity of Nelsonians which put three television sets into Braemar Hospital. "Operation Milk Token" it was called. The staff of 2XN in the wee hours of the morning turned out with the milkmen to distribute to householders small envelopes in which they were asked to put their milk token donations towards one tele set. And Nelson responded to the tune of about £400 - enough for three sets and servicing.


Ken Pritchard hands over the sets to Dr K. A. Bradford, Medical Superintendent of Braemar Hospital, at a function in the studio.


To encourage the appeal, 2XN broadcast the breakfast session that morning from the milk treatment station where Stewart Stubbs beat Ken in a milk-drinking contest.


Helping to count are Lions members Brian Yates, Add Chamberlain, and Stan Smart.