John Thompson was born in April 1942. John went to live in Calderstones in November 1966 when he was 24 years old. He left in March 1971 and went to live in Lisieux Hall, Chorley.
At Calderstones John used to work in the laundry. Here is a memory of a time when he walked out.
When I was in the laundry folding the sheets up or something there was staff there. He asked me once in Calderstones in the laundry, he said, What are you doing there? I said, I folding sheet up (laughs)… I think staff what there do laundry watching us to see what was doing
And would they say stuff, anything to you?
They never done nothing.
So you were doing the work?
If us don’t do work the staff play hell like, Why are you not doing work in the laundry? I said to one of the staff, I fed up! (Laughs)
So what happened then?
He didn’t say nowt. I walk out (laughs). I walk out the laundry then.
Interview October 3rd 2016