Mrs Galliers about her daughters stay in hospital in Hitchin

It was an expensive ride. So I used to go there to get there by lunchtime and then I would take a sandwich and a flask of tea to go there and see her in the afternoon ...

Stevenage Museum

Mrs Galliers
Stevenage Museum

Transcript:

Yes, she was a year and 9 months and then when she was near enough 3 she had peritonitis and she was taken to hospital, which was in Hitchin – it was a very old place in Hitchin and she was in there a long time and to get there – there was no buses about here so you used to have to walk to the Roebuck and catch the Green Line, always on the Green Line. It was an expensive ride. So I used to go there to get there by lunchtime and then I would take a sandwich and (laughs) a flask of tea to go there and see her in the afternoon – stop there around Hitchin until it was time to go in to visit her again because I couldn’t get backwards and forwards and my husband, who was still then working over at Luton – he’s come in, grab himself a cup of tea and a sandwich, get his bike out, he had an old bike, and he’d come over to visit her and so it was just one long aggravation really for the first few years, it was hard work really.

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