Disabled People’s experiences of education over the last Century
Getting to School
John Brown: Two Hoots
John was born in 1944 in Cardiff. His family then moved to London when he was six months old. At age four, John contracted Polio and was sent to hospital, where he remained until he was eight. Then he attended local special schools, going on to a local mainstream college at age nineteen.
It was a special school for the disabled, physically disabled, and they used to pick me up by coach about quarter to nine, two hoots, doo doo doo. If you missed it, after those two hoots, they used to go without you.