Speaker: Anon., 1948 - 0, Interviewee, Female, Nurse
Speaker: Brown, C, Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Childhood memories of Charnwood Street area of Leicester, having pneumonia, Coronation Day 1953, local shops, housing, various anecdotes. Talks about community, leisure activities, home interior. Talks about job as nurse at the Towers Hospital, Leicester, starting as cadet. describing the hospital, drugs used, institutionalisation of patients and staff, Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), attitudes to patients. Talks about wards worked on, hours, conditions. Mention of hospital ghost, wards for disturbed people, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) trials, research. Various anecdotes illustrating everyday life at the hospital, changes in treatment, changes to the hospital. Mentions more shops on Charnwood Street.
Place of birth: Leicester
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Bricklayer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Recording Date: 11/3/2003
Playing time: 2 hrs 22 mins
Access Restrictions: Name withheld Item Copyright: EMOHA
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