The life stories that are told in the interviews have been captured through the eyes and ears of fifty members of The British Polio Fellowship. Listen to their experiences, look at the photo galleries, and see if you recognise friends, relatives, or yourself.
In the polio memories section read the diary of Val Kennedy who visited her son every day whilst he was in hospital in an iron lung. Then turn to ‘Nightmare’, the memories of a small boy when he was in hospital; you cannot fail to be moved by his thoughts and experiences.
As there are so many interviews from British Polio Fellowship members, men and women from here and overseas spanning several generations, you may not be able to listen to all the interviews in one visit, so please keep returning to the site and learn more on each visit about the fascinating life-stories of Fellowship members.
Finally, you can also learn more about the work of The British Polio Fellowship, join the Fellowship, or make a donation. The charity receives no government funding for its core work and therefore depends on grants, donations, and fundraising initiatives to continue to offer support to the many thousands of people who live in Britain and have had polio.
Please bear with us as we add the history content to this section. Until the content is ready you can view the archive of the history pages here