Wheelchair access within a mile

Wheelchair access within a mile

I live in KIngston Park, which is about 5 miles North West of Newcastle upon Tyne, and I use a manual wheelchair (Quickie TI Lite) all of the time to get out and about. As you can imagine, access is significantly important to me, as it is to millions of others around...
The Wheelchair and the Accessible Toilet

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

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

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...