Keith contracted polio in 1950 in South Africa. He is an active campaigner for improvements in transport and accessibility for disabled people.
Betty contracted polio in 1953. One of her endearing memories is being a chaperone for teenagers at swimming gala’s at Stoke Mandeville – not an easy task!
Graham contracted polio in 1949 aged 18 months. He became an international Sports Photographer. He was also a member of the British Wheelchair Basketball team.
Betty contracted polio in 1952 when she was training to become a PE teacher.
Jane contracted polio in 1950 in Singapore, where her mother died of the disease but Granny went on to be the driving force to be reckoned with.
Robin contracted polio in 1957 aged 21yrs. when he was travelling back from Germany.
Jean contracted polio in 1954 aged 2. She attended a Special school, learned the violin and was selected to swim for Britain.
Judith contracted polio in 1954 aged 2yrs. As she grew up she was determined to become a nurse despite being told she would never be able to achieve her ambition.
Tony contracted polio in 1945 aged 12yrs. He tells a story of triumph over adversity throughout his life.
Anita contracted polio in 1949 aged 4. In her interview she talks about hospital and school life.
Janet contracted polio in 1956 aged 19yrs, She used to drive her invacar from Manchester to Western Super Mare on a regular basis to visit her parents (400 mile round trip).
Guido contracted polio in 1949 aged 2yrs in Turkey This interview is a fantastic cultural experience.
Jeanette contracted polio in 1958 aged 21/2 yrs whilst recovering from a hole in the heart operation.
Brian contracted polio in 1963 aged 29yrs whilst in Singapore.
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