Category Archives: Memories

Exercise, Now and Then

By: A.C. I don’t know if it’s the age I am at, or if my memory is only selecting memories of my growing–up in Lanarkshire. I noticed today ( 1 April) a story on disability  and forms of exercise for those … Continue reading

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Transport difficulties in the 60s

By: A.C. Nowadays, I seem to get distant memories triggered by an innocent conversation. This was evident when I was talking with my wife, on what is available nowadays, and what happened in the sixties, with regard to disability access to … Continue reading

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Terms and Conditions

By: S.W. When asked if I could write an article or similar for this blog I was shown a list of politically correct names and phrases for people with disabilities.  On the negative side the somewhat derogatory and unseemly references used … Continue reading

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Extra Costs

By: A.C. I think those of us who have brought up children, will know the resigned and inevitable shrug of the shoulders when our children all seemed to need new shoes at exactly the same time. Unlike clothes which can … Continue reading

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Invacar Memories

By A.C. I was reading an article the other day about the old three –wheeler Invacar which was developed for the disabled following WW2 and for use in the new NHS. My mother was granted one of these little fibreglass … Continue reading

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The Scots Language

By: A.C. In Scotland, no matter where one lives, we use phrases, words and descriptions in everyday conversations that occur nowhere else. We have a rich descriptive language, for our work, environment, domestic animals, flora & fauna, law, education, festivals, supernatural … Continue reading

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Polio in the past and present

By A.C. How many of you saw the BBC Drama ‘Call the Midwife’  on Christmas Day?  The central theme, apart from the wedding, was the polio vaccination programme.   Infantile Paralysis as Poliomyelitis used to be called, was a very serious … Continue reading

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