Ruth

Ruth was born in 1937 and went to the Foundling Hospital School in Berkhamsted in 1942.  She subsequently attended Watford Grammar School and Camden School for Girls, and trained as a nurse at University College Hospital. She later retrained and had a very fulfilling career as a health visitor.  She has three daughters and lives in Suffolk.

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Cleaning teeth

Audio Transcript

But I do remember that you did have to have a bowel movement everyday or you had to have syrup of figs. I can-- I can remember that. And cleaning teeth. There was a big washroom with basins all the way round and we stood, I think, probably two to a basin. And the nurse would say: 'Taps on, brushes under, toothpaste...' -- we had Gibbs toothpaste in a block and 'Brush' and 'Rinse' and 'Brush' And it was all done in that very regimented way and then back into a-- a crocodile again to-- to school - into the-- into the classrooms.