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Subject: Re: Penwethers School


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Doug Truscott
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Date Posted: 00:22:18 08/10/09 Mon
In reply to: Sandra Griffiths (nee Reynolds) 's message, "Penwethers School" on 15:53:36 04/04/08 Fri

The date was October 1969. I remember it well, after 1 week at sea I broke my hip after slipping getting out of the swimming pool,(the 2 teachers I asked to help me dismissed my original cry for help as I thought that I had broken a leg, they got 2 pupils to carry me down to the hospital, indeed summoned two lads saying, Truscott, stupid boy thinks, he has broken his leg, he has only fallen down) a nurse called Veronica Venney looked after me like a brother. (As well a lovely young girl called Annete Forsdyke from Liskeard)
I got taken to a private British hospital in Lisbon on the Wednesday, and back to Falmouth on the Saturday, and then on to Truro Hospital. I got offered a flight home after my operation in Portugal, but the level of care and attention from nurse Venney was so good I was happy to stay on board. Indeed many passengers whom I never met kept sending me things in hospital. At least I enjoyed the first week.
Anyway it didn't put me of cruising, and still enjoy cruising to this day.

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Re: Penwethers SchoolMichelle Colebourn00:29:37 01/19/16 Tue


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