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See Re-union page for details of September '68 set re-union
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Go to memories section for Trish Rees story of her time at Guy's with photos of the uniform 1965 - 71
Here's hoping .......
Rosemary de Wilde (nee Lomas)
Emily was a neighbor in the Village. I loved spending the occasional evening at her house sipping Sherry in front of her fireplace. She told me she lost the love of her life in WW 1 where she was a nurse in the trenches. Then she became matron of Guys hospital in London in WW2.
A student of hers was Haile Selassie’s daughter. she eventually had to return to Ethopia and marry someone in an arranged marriage. She died in childbirth.
"Old Tom" lived in her house and took care of things. He always sat in the kitchen in front of the stove.
He told me he wished there was a tape recorder to record the stories. I was 24 and didn’t understand how important that was! If I went to town with them I was made to sit in the middle of the
back seat so as not to unbalance the car!
I didn’t realize until later that I was with living history!
What a great story - Emily 'Mac'is a legend at Guys. She wrote a book about her life in 1956 called 'Matron of Guy's' which is still available on Amazon. I understand that when she retired she spent her time visiting local people who were ill. I understand that although 'Matron' was a strict austere terrifying figure in those days she was known for her humanity and kindness. Do you know she worked in France during WW1? I didn't know she lost the love of her life - what a different life she might have led if he had survived
I could not see any names from Sept '71, but may have missed some.
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