School Maternity Home School - a Memory of Ripley.
During WW2 the pupils were evacuated and the school turned into a temporary Maternity Home.
The Doctor attending the home was only part-time, but always on call.
The Doctor lived a few houses away and at night time he hung a length of string from a bell next to his bed and out of his bedroom window. So a nurse could run to his house to raise him if he was needed.
Such was the case at 2:30am on the 10th of June 1942.
I was born shortly thereafter.
John E. Hutt, now living in Lewiston, NY, USA.
A memory shared byon Jan 4th, 2007.
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