A Biographical Blog

Qualified Midwife

This photo is of Sister Caswell (abt 1962), now qualified as a midwife following training at ‘The Simpson’ (Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavillion) in Edinburgh. She is stood outside the midwives home in Southhouse Farmhouse, Edinburgh. There were three domiciliary midwives  and pupil midwives living here. All employed by the Edinburgh…

Visiting Mum and Dad

“The first time, when I left home I was given the weekend off straight away and I came home, I didn’t have a car so I took the train from Edinburgh to Newcastle and then the bus from Newcastle to Consett and then from Consett to Castleside. I knocked at…

Cottage Hospital, Keningau

Sister Caswell when she was a nursing sister in Borneo. I think that she looks fantastic, but she did not like the hat because it would flip over and cover your face if you bent forward. She preferred that hats the Sister's used to wear in England which were frilly.…