Transcript of an interview with Ken Wright covering his memories of his mother and her many pregnancies during the 1920s, father's occupation as a fisherman then labourer, living conditions for such a large family, mother's training as a fever nurse and her role in the community as untrained midwife and to lay out the dead, wartime experiences, and his own experience as a nurse at the Yarmouth Naval Hospital.
Midwife's Tale: Ken Wright
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- ReferenceGB 1538 RCMS/251/21
- Dates of Creation1987
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 folder, 1 audio recording (MP3 format)
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Administrative / Biographical History
Ken Wright is a nurse and the brother of Florence Wright. he lived near Reading and he and his wife had four children. Ken relates memories of growing up in Great Yarmouth, where his mother Alice Wright was a handywoman. Alice had 13 children, three of whom died.
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Transcripts and Sample Audio: Free to view and download from the website of the Royal College of Midwives: https://www.rcm.org.uk/library-and-information-services
Audio of Full Interviews: Accessible for free and by appointment at the library of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
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Copyright lies with the authors Billie Hunter and Nicky Leap.