16 Highfield Road - a Memory of Woodford Bridge.
I too new Mr Wernink from the bridge mission, after a dip with my friend Evelin in the Hollow Ponds, I was attending a scout meeting at Snakes Lane when I experienced the most horrendous back pain which was diagnosed as Infantile paralysis, now known as Polio. When I came out of Waltham Abbey Isolation Hospital complete with body irons, Mr Wernink organised rehabilitation accommodation for me in Harwich which lasted a couple of months. The very basic accommodation was with a fantastic family named Davies who gave me no pity which at the time I thought was horrible and cruel, but in hindsight was very very good as it made me resolve to get better without them. We kept in touch for several years, but as I recovered and they got older we lost touch. I am now 77 years old and partially disabled through a stroke, I live in Suffolk alone so unfortunately have too many hours to reminisce . I would love be in touch with someone of a similar era. Alan.
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