My GP (general practitioner, or family doctor) is based at Durlston House, or number 18 North Hill, Colchester. I have a long connection to North Hill, perhaps longer than I realise, specifically number 47 with its key place in my personal history. Number 18 lies on the east side of North Hill and has its … Continue reading Number 18
Last night, I left work with a colleague - we both walk to work and when we work together our paths cross awhile. We chatted about Spring - it was a mild evening for January and the birdsong was loud, there was an air of hope. As we do, we went our separate ways just … Continue reading Home Comfort
Gordon Stanley Weller, born 23 June 1918 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
My name is Jane. I was born in Lexden Road Maternity Home on the tenth day of the tenth month at five in the morning. I cherish the hope that the bottle of Guinness my mother received that day on the NHS went some way to giving her feelings of joy at my arrival. In … Continue reading The Number 10 (Number 47.1)
My name is Jane. I began at Number 47. It's where I was conceived and spent the first five years of my life, though I was not born there. I was born at the Lexden Road Maternity Home. That is also where my mother (and some of the best people I know) came into this … Continue reading Number 47