The Wheelchair and the Accessible Toilet

Once upon a time, a manual wheelchair and its user wanted to go to the toilet at a popular garden centre. Fortunately, there was a suitably accessible toilet, which was well signposted, so the user was able to go and use the facilities satisfactorily. However, while...

First Great North Run

I first decided to do the Great North Run at the beginning of 1990. It was a daunting challenge, but I was determined to train and complete the course, irrespective of how long I took. I was living in Nuneaton at the time and the race was to take place in July. I...

My Early Years

According to a letter I saw recently while researching my early life medical records, my Orthopaedic Consultant, Mr. C. C. Michael James stated I had a “stormy passage” through the first 10 years of my childhood. I was born on 19 May 1953 to Joyce and Tom...