Mantle Oral History Project
Speaker: Sykes, Shelia, 1929 - , Interviewee, Female, Nursing, staff nurse;
Speaker: Carswell, J., Interviewer, Female
Summary of interview item: Recalls early, middle class, family life in Peterborough and helping in Grandmother's shop during Second World War. Describes training to become a nurse at Leicester Royal Infirmary from 1947, including time at Charles Freers nursing school (Brookfield). Gives full account of duties and conditions of trainee nurses late 1940s, including, role of Matron and how free time was spent. Gave up nursing upon marriage but returned to nursing in 1971 and did refresher course in 1986.
Place of birth: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Education: Walsoken school, Wisbech; Wisbech High school for girls
Marital Status: Married, Children: Son: 1 Daughter: 1
Father's Occupation: Builder
Mother's Occupation: Housewife
Location: County: Northamptonshire, Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester; Peterborough
Periods Covered: 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s,
Recording Date: 2/11/1988
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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