Shirley Williams was born and educated in Guyana, South America, and moved to Britain in 1961, where she commenced staff nurse training at Brighton General Hospital for three years. She moved to London for a year to undertake midwifery training before returning to Brighton.
Shirley talks about her first impressions of Brighton General Hospital, it being like a maze and unnerving, and having to get hold of her nerves.
She also talks about meeting her husband at the hospital, who worked in catering, and had two sisters who were also nurses living at the nurse home on the hospital site.
Recorded on 14/09/20, Brighton, UK