Ross, Joan (Part 1 of 6). Speaking for ourselves: an oral history of people with cerebral palsy
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Ross, Joan, 1939- (speaker, female)
Burch, Samuel (speaker, male)
Part 1 (Tape 1 Side A): Born in Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Brain damage. Great Ormond Street Hospital. Physiotherapy and electrical treatment twice a week. London Underground. Article in ‘The Lancet’ on physio Eirene Collis. Friends Margaret and Norma. Difficulty in finding a school. Had a sister Margaret at age 12. Girl Guides. Running a Brownie pack. RSA Stage One English at the Royal Society of English. Poor handwriting affected exams. Electric typewriter. North London Spastics’ Association. Teaching training course. Middlesex Polytechnic mature student.
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