Beryl was an entertainer as one of the King Sisters. She taught children to dance and along with her comedian husband kept pubs and hotels. I was born in 1931 in Union Street, Norwich. I lived there with my mother until she moved to Victoria Street, near the Norfolk and Norwich hospital, and my mother […]
Stories from residents of Doughty’s Hospital Norwich.
Margaret went to domestic science college after leaving school in 1957, but found her real vocation much later in life in homeopathy which she practiced until retiring in 2015. In between these points her roles have included admin, cleaning, running the pastry side of a restaurant, shop work and ten years as a dental nurse. […]
As a child during WWII Mary worked picking potatoes and then entered a special programme for training young nurses. She recounts the time when tuberculosis was common and her continuing training at Charing Cross, London. Marriage and children followed and a career change to a more secretarial role after spending time in Italy. I was […]
From the age of 15, Paulette worked in Norwich making heels for shoes, later for British Home Stores, made crackers at home and worked with children and older people. She still cares for people and helps her fellow residents at Doughty’s Hospital. The heel factory I started work at fifteen at Andrews Wood Heels on Mile […]