Nurse Lillian earns a place in history

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A FORMER Doncaster nurse celebrated her 90th birthday with her own place in her former hospital’s history files.

Lillian Haw marked her big day with a trip to the hospital, to see a 68-year-old photograph of her unveiled in the Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s photo gallery.

The picture, which was donated to the hospital by her family, was taken when she was a nurse at the DRI, back in 1943. At the time, she was aged just 22 and went by her maiden name of Lillian Richardson.

Her son, Trevor Miller, brought her to the hospital as a surprise - and she was overwhelmed at seeing her photograph proudly displayed. She was “very grateful and pleased” with the opportunity to see it, he said.

The photograph was taken after Nurse Richardson had completed a 12-hour night shift in 1943.

At the end of the Second World War she married William ‘Alf’ Miller and, after his death in 1965, she later married Christopher Haw.