Letter to the Editor from Reg Gadney

posted Jan 25, 2016, 3:05 AM by Tim Birdsall   [ updated Jan 25, 2016, 3:14 AM ]

Letter to the Editor from Reg Gadney

22 January 2016

Dear Pat. I was born prematurely at Malsis in the front top Dorm 10 in those days I think. Mum fell down on the ice  in the snow outside the front door. I don’t know how she managed because Dad had set off to fetch Dr Barr and got stuck in the snow in Glusburn. Anyway all went well. Bear in mind we had no central heating. The place must have been perishing. Later Dad employed the services of a uniformed nurse called Nurse Wagner. Quite what my beloved Dad was doing history doesn’t relate because the German Frau Wagner was arrested as an undesirable alien and carted off. Not before she had regularly literally tied me to my cot  to stop me sucking my thumb.  There were of course no toys but someone made my first toy, a monkey on a swing. Here it is 70 or so years on in about the same shape as I am now!!!

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