Lovely to meet Jean Audrey Wilson who shares her life story from the 1930s and as a nurse and psychologist. What an amazing life and she has just released her memoir The Angel of Aldgate (which is what her patients called her) Definitely a fascinating read and please head over to introduce yourselves.. Jean is also a friend of Joy Lennick who has featured on Smorgasbord and they have co-written a book Where Angels & Devils Tread. #recommended #TheStoryReadingApe.
The beginning’s always a good place to start – and mine was way back in 1930. I was born in the East End of London in the United Kingdom.and lived through the horrors of the Blitz in World War 11; with society still recovering from the Great Depression. From an early age, I became a keen observer of the stoicism of my neighbours, which ignited a deep interest in people.
When old enough, I trained as a Nurse and Teacher, obtaining a Degree in Psychology, followed by a London Diploma in the Education of Handicapped Children. I was also involved in Sir Keith Joseph’s efforts to break the ‘Cycle of Deprivation’ in the UK. and was accepted by The British Psychological Society for the testing of released prisoners in an attempt to channel them into the most suitable work.
In the terrible fogs:‘pea-soupers’ – of the late 40’s and 50’s…
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