I Delivered So Many Babies

Because of my experience I worked at Tynemouth Infirmary. No hospital exam was necessary then.

 

I was born in Hastings and spent my childhood there and in Cornwall. My dad worked for Lloyds. I came north in 1923 and became a member of the Methodist Church, Albion Road. I lived in Cleveland Avenue and later Sandringham Gardens.

I worked for Auty the Photographer in Tynemouth for a wage of two shillings and six pence a week. When the war started I joined St John Ambulance Corp and passed in First Aid and Home Nursing. Because of my experience, I worked at Tynemouth Infirmary. No hospital exam was necessary then. I worked as a cadet for two and a half years, then I got a nursing post at Frater Maternity Home where I delivered so many babies, I have got no idea how many. Lots of Mothers in North Shields still remember me. I worked there nineteen years and retired in 1969.

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