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My encounter with  Sir Stirling Moss in 1953

A retired nurse told the Algarve Resident how she treated Sir Stirling Moss, who was competing at the Algarve Historic Festival over the weekend, after his first serious crash in 1953.

Elizabeth Hughes, who is a regular visitor to her daughter’s home in the Algarve, worked at the Royal West Sussex hospital in Chichester as a nurse in the operating theatres.

Elizabeth helped to treat Sir Stirling Moss in the operating theatres after he was rushed to the hospital following a crash at nearby Goodwood race track.

“It was a very dangerous track in the beginning. There were lots of crashes and Sir Stirling’s was one of them! I remember it being very serious.”

Sir Stirling made a full recovery and famously went on to have a hugely successful career and is still competing today at the age of 80.