Medical

Nurse, midwife and health visitor (1946-1988)

Sylvia left school in 1944, and worked with children for a while before training at the age of 18, as a nurse, and later on as a midwife, and finally as a health visitor. She had a long career, working until she retired at the age of 60. I went to a grammar school in […]

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Nursing and banking memories (1961 – 2005)

John Mallett talks about his working life in banking, nursing and as a care home manager, and the fulfilment of his long-term ambition to be ordained. Early life and harvest time I was brought up on a farm, the youngest of five children. Both sets of grandparents were in farming and, unusually for the 1900s, […]

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Nursing, art and disability access (1953 – 2010)

After beginning in office work, Margaret went into nursing, first in Bury St Edmunds where she became an S.R.N. She trained as a midwife in Leicester and then came back to East Anglia visiting mothers and babies in their homes. The next step was as a staff nurse at the Jenny Lind children’s hospital in […]

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Nursing: A good choice. (2016)

I was born in Hebburn in the North of England but in 1938 we moved to London where my father got a job in the aircraft industry. During the war we experienced quite a lot of bombing because we lived near Wembley, quite near to aerodromes, and it was really quite frightening. When I was […]

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The Auxiliary Nurse (2008)

I left school when I was 15 which was 1952. I got a job with the Co-op Insurance in their office. How I got the job was because my Father was very friendly with the insurance man, who used to come to collect the insurance every week. He had a chat with him just before […]

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The Filipino Nurse (2009)

Can I take you back to your home in Tarlac City in the Philippines, and you leaving school and deciding to be a nurse? Yes, I left school around the age of 18 years old. It was after High School. And then of course I work in a small clinic which this doctor is a […]

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The only child who fell in love with nursing (1963-2005)

Brenda talks about her varied career in nursing, from the early days in Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps in Singapore, the Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society, Heathrow Airport and her experiences as a district nurse in Norfolk. Early days and training I was born in Lincoln on May 1st 1945, eight days before the official […]

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