John Brown: Milk Bottle Tops
Here John describes the career options suggested by his Head teacher.
TranscriptWhen I was sixteen – ‘cause when you were sixteen, you had to leave the special school. And ‘cause, the only – they said to my mother – the headmistress, she said, well, the only thing they could give me, the only career that they could give me was going to learn watch repairing at the college, the Leatherhead College in Surrey for two years or learn to do – to make milk bottle tops. Yeah, that was all they offered me. But I didn’t particularly want to go away for two years. Having spent nearly three years in hospital, I didn’t like the idea of going away for another two years, residential, so I didn't particularly want that.
A selection of other stories...
Here Paul talks about his experience of playing cricket with non-deaf students.
The Walk to Church on Sunday
Here Ronald describes the shame he felt every Sunday when he walked to church with school.
Here Micheline describes her struggle to join the world outside of school.