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70 years of the NHS, Campbeltown has its say:

Words and pictures Saffron Coffield

The UK celebrated the 70th year of free healthcare provided by the NHS.

On July 5, 1948, the NHS was launched at Park Hospital, Manchester, which today is Trafford General Hospital, and last week the organisation reached three score and 10, the biblical lifespan.

For the first time, all specialists within medicine joined forces to supply a free service to anyone in the UK.

People across the country paid tribute by hosting events, tea parties and also by wearing the NHS’s trademark blue.

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