In 1966 David Whalley, aged 15, started as a Junior Ward Orderly a Calderstones. He was following in the footsteps of many members of his family. This family lineage was begun by his Grandfather, who arrived at Calderstones as an injured soldier when it was Queen Mary’s Military Hospital, during World War One. His Grandfather then returned to work at Calderstones in the early 1920s when it was opened – as planned in the first place – as an institution.
David himself went on to spend a lifetime working with people with learning disabilities, both at Calderstones and then in community settings.
If you open the attachment, you will see a copy of David’s 1967 Cadet Nurse contract.