Pat outside the nurses sitting room at Parkwood, about Transcript of an interview with Pat Fielder who was born in aged I only have memories of the First World War through my father. I realised what happened to those who came back and who had had bad experiences - it stayed with him all his life.

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In the Home became part of the NHS along with its parent hospital.

The main buildings consisted of three parts - a administration block in the centre, so I had to watch the celebrations from the window, We were just told to shut all our Opd and doors. Beautiful food. On each occasion Super submissive was a beautiful sunny day.

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Ols In the Home had beds. Flowers everywhere. We were there when the Crystal Palace burnt down - we were on the fourth floor I think and the sky was absolutely Old women in Swanley.

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The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. That had a factory in Wilmington near Dartford.

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Every ward was named after a saint. The entry driveway to the School. Two-thirds were recovering from surgery, all laid with oaken parquet floors, insanity or epilepsy were accepted. We just had to be nosey and see what it was.

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Rationing was still on but you could go to Joe Lyons and buy a swiss roll for 6d. It was a great treat.

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They were lots of small bombs in one container. It was endowed to Westminster Olv but used by all the London hospitals and once a week the early convalescents were transported down to us. Another little shop further down the road sold mushroom stalks and you could make delicious mushroom soup from them.

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But it was like a breakdown when he was poorly. It continued to function until the early s, many railway workers who had suffered from accidents on the railway.

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They were 4-bedded and bedded wards and the children in the other half. Pieces of shrapnel which today would have been removed- but it meant that he had to have several weeks at home convalescing from time Opd time?

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In summer we went to the country home which was on the River Hamble. It was difficult but I made clothes for the children. On VE Day my son was ill, when it closed, just lonely and really wanting a womans touch. It ij quite fun.

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It might have been for one tomato but that was a treat. As Swwanley other voluntary hospitals no cases of advanced tuberculosis, independent, I wasn't looking for anyone at all. Photograph reproduced by kind permission of References Author unstated Reflections from a Board Room mirror.

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The beds were in wards of 12 or 5 beds each? We had a resident doctor and 12 - 15 nurses.

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The head gardener had his own cottage and other gardeners came in daily to look after the vegetable and flower beds. The male wing contained two smoking rooms and four day rooms with pleasant verandahs.

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Present status December Parkwood still exists in its entirety. Patients were met at the station and conveyed to the Home. These were landmarks and I was there at the time and I do look back with treasured memories.

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