Hall, Bill (Part 4 of 9) Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy
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Hall, Bill (speaker, male)
Mann, Philip (speaker, male)
Part 4 (Tape 2 Side B): New school Ochenrae. Nurse McFarlaine. Bus run by Lanarkshire County Council. Aged 12 BH went into the Stonehouse hospital in Lanarkshire in 1948 for first operation to lengthen tendons at the back of his heels and legs. Meeting other disabled children. Given a wheelchair. Willy Cook and Willy Freeland had muscular dystrophy. 6-7 months in plaster. Most important things at school was "taking Virol [a tonic], saying prayers and making rugs". Writing. Sheila Forester. Teachers Miss Steele, Miss Grey (RE) and Miss Dawlish. BH left school at 16. Love of snooker.
Interviewed for the project 'Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy'; a project conducted by Scope in partnership with the British Library, financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund