Alicia 'lulu' Hawkins

A Memory of Alton

Just found this - cannot compute!

In retrospect, the best days of my life. Reunited after a gap with nee Ann Wagstaff, Anne Legge, Maureen Russell (aunt was Sister Booth) and Gill Baker (now Legge). Old bones ban gatherings, but BT does well from us, so they know of this site now.

Such a strict training, all muscles, etc learned. No cross infection allowed - nor thought of - in spite of the abscesses from TB, etc.

Maureen and Anne Legge went to 'Kings', the rest of us to Westminster. Gill married Anne Legge's brother.

Mothers were encouraged to be interviewed with daughters - no bad thing (?like horses!).

Sister Smith used to get me to play songs for the boys to sing to, on an evening shift - the piano was near the fire, so I couldn't say "No" - could I? I also played the little chapel organ for Sunday services (hard work).

We had to walk outside (no cardigans) in the ice, etc.

I eventually followed Sister Turner, to be a Sister Tutor in RAF, where I met up with Mr Povey who later, in RAF, invented the 'Povey Frame' for easy patient movement.

I married an RAF general surgeon ("King").

Don't do computers, but 'phone is 02392 256189

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