For many years ran the Lantern Hotel which was the British Polio Fellowship hotel and residential home in Sussex, with his wife June.
Joe contracted polio in 1945 whilst serving in India. He is the Founding member of the Newcastle Branch and brought about the first scheme in Britain for independent living accommodation and work which was managed by and for polio disabled people.
Fred contracted polio in 1939 between 3 and 4yrs old. He tells a story of adventure and International travel, taking every opportunity that came his way.
Jose contracted polio 1949 aged 12yrs. While in hospital she met Sister Kenny and had the Kenny treatment which was radical at the time.
Ann contracted polio in 1950 aged 10. She went on to become a Teacher of Reflexology and taught the subject all over the world. She has also written many books on the subject.
Ann contracted polio in 1939 aged 3yrs. She attended Chailey Heritage school in Sussex where, she says, they gave her love of Theatre and writing poetry. It gave her so many opportunities she would not have had otherwise.
Tony contracted polio in 1938 aged 20. At the time he was serving in the 7th Gurka Rifles. He became a successful author with an award winning publication. A Summer Plague: Polio and its Survivors.
Pat contracted polio in 1947 aged 7. She has five children. Pat participated in the Stoke Mandeville games and in later years, obtained a Degree.
Rosalinda contracted polio in 1958 aged 6yrs. Today she is a Museum’s Collections Manager. Rosalinda swam the English Channel in September 2009. She also represented Britain at the Paralympics in Beijing
Pami contracted polio in 1961 in India aged 3. She speaks of her life there and later in this country.
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Gordon contracted polio in 1954 aged 5, The interview contains numerous stories of growing up, which he tells in a humorous manner.
Elizabeth contracted polio in 1947 aged 25 . At the time she was living on a farm. She had a 2 year old child and was about to give birth to her second child.
We could not provide our vital services without the people who support us. You will make a real difference to people living with Polio and Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) by getting involved. No matter how big or small, your contribution will help people living with this neurological condition.
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