13th May 2024

Jenny Fidler

School Memory

My Nanna was head cook at Churchfields between 1974 and 1990 (and worked in the kitchens from the early 60s). She’s recently moved into Churchfields nursing home – unfortunately she has very little memory and is in a wheelchair – but she does remember a bit about her years there (being able to see the Infant playground from her chair in the lounge there is a nice prompt for conversation about it!). We’ve just found while clearing in her house a fabulous retirement card which seems to be signed by the whole junior school in 1990 (though in those days she cooked for the infants too – and sent food down to snaresbrook). Her office was in what is the drama centre now.
Jenny Fidler