A Biographical Blog

Leaving on a jet plane

Leaving Heathrow and going to Sabah, Borneo, for first post with the Ministry for Overseas Development, 1967. Initially she had applied to work in  Laos but was offered Sabah as she hadn’t any overseas experience . The nurse who went was killed by the Viet Kong.

Noria Barcard

One of the most memorable patients in Ethiopia was little girl called Noria/Nonia Barcard. Her foot had been fused to the front of her leg, she fell in the fire, which would have been in the centre of her hut. This photo was taken after treatment.We found her in Jijiga,…

Sister Caswell’s Cinefilm

Whilst working abroad Nurse Caswell bought a cine camera to so that she could share with her family what life was like. Her dad felt very clever being able to set up the projector and show the films! The film has been put together and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ADo0TzPtew&feature=youtu.be