We come across some surprising photographs when we are going into the archives for Looking Back.

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Infirmary, 1977

This picture is dated 1977 and simply says Blackburn Infirmary.

Clearly some form of operation is being carried out but it all looks rather strange. Look at the hoses connected to the surgeons and nurses around the operating table who all appear to be wearing protective masks.

We’re hoping someone with medical knowledge can enlighten us as to what was going on here. Email bygones@nqnw.co.uk or leave a comment if you can help.