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Leeds Hospital Alert: 30 years of campaigning to defend the NHS

Leeds Hospital Alert: 30 years of campaigning to defend the NHS
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14 Nov 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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Abbey House Museum

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH

A talk to tie in with Abbey House Museum's Protest exhibition with Beatrice Rogers.

What to say about myself?  I had polio in 1939.  How I came to have the best treatment in the land redefines postcode lottery. My life since polio has followed a curve from coma to paralysis to wheelchair to walking with callipers, to removing the callipers, bespoke shoes, grammar school, university, marriage, children, teaching special needs pupils in High Schools for more than 30 years but inevitably with age a return to a limited ability to walk and finally back to the wheelchair. A good life with never failing devotion to the NHS.  Out of the various protests or support I have given to campaigns over the years the one which was the greatest fun was the campaign to get the cervical smear test made available for all women. At least with that one there were some laughs along the way.  To the day I die I will saying we must save the NHS.  

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£5 - includes admission to the rest of the museum.

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Wheelchair Access

Induction loop, minicom and lift access are all available. Toilets including disabled facilities available.

Abbey House Museum
  • Adults only
  • Wheelchair access
  • Discussion
  • Heritage
  • Talk
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