harder It really was nursing by hand so to speak, but I loved it all. There was a large ceremony at
the end for the giving of
certificates, wearing special caps & stripes & white gloves. How proud I was & so was my family.
War clouds were gathering & I went to Hope Hospital in Salford to do a Midwifery course I hated it there Salford was a dirty place & the people in the main, dirty & ignorant. Syphalis & Gonorrhea was rife, bugs & lice & extreme poverty. Sandbags & air raid shelters were being made On the day war was declared I was on my rounds in Derby & the night before the crowds were out & Barrage balloons were being brought down by lightening & it wall partly exciting & partly scaring. I had joined the Red Cross by then & was given permission to leave at once, so started another story.
THE WAR YEARS!!