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Miss Olive Hardie

Matron of Hairmyres Hospital on her retirement

(Image courtesy of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives)

Jimmy scooter Blantyre 2

On my scooter at Cowan Wilson Avenue, Blantyre shortly after starting nursing training at Hairmyres Hospital.

First car Prefect Cowan Wilson

My first car - Ford Prefect

Outside our council house

13 Cowan Wilson Avenue, Blantyre

Aunt Jean Jimmy scooter Wanlockhead red

With Aunt Jean on my scooter

Wanlockhead

Mary and I on Lowther Hills

Jimmy Mary Wanlockhead red Mary party dress Overlea

Mary - A lovely girlfriend

Graduation Hairmyres c1962

Prize-giving and graduation Hairmyres Hospital 1962 - I am third from right front row

Nursing Philipshill Hospital Wanlockhead snow 2 red Wanlockhead winter Fraser Terr school

Fraser Terrace (background) Wanlockhead in snow

Wanlockhead in snow

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Nursing

Hairmyres Hospital

I left the building industry and started nursing training at Hairmyres Hospital in 1958. The matron was Miss Olive Hardie.