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Document Details


Title: Gwen Kirby
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Somerset Record Office. Somerset Archive and Record Service.
Collection: Exmoor Oral History Archive Collection
Description: Gwen Kirby trained as an SRN at St Thomas's Hospital and then at Great Ormond Street. Night duty was 28 nights on and two nights off. They were locked into the nurses home during the day, but she was too tired to mind. She went back to Great Ormond Street in 1951, as Matron. She was there 18 years, during which time she fought to be allowed on committees and looked after her nurses. She was made an LVO on her retirement.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2000 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kirby, Gwen, 1911-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1911
Speaker place of birth: Kent, England; England; United Kingdom; Europe
Speaker race: White
Speaker occupation: Nurse
Age at speaking: 89
Document date: 2000
Locations discussed: England; Europe; Somerset, England; United Kingdom
Topics discussed - ASP terms: England; Europe; Exmoor (England)--Biography; Exmoor (England)--History; Moors (Wetlands)--England; Oral history; Somerset, England; United Kingdom
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: OHI0033891-37183