"In my talk I want to tell everyone about my time working at Leavesden Hospital in Hertfordshire. Firstly inside the hospital then outside it, I lived there for over twenty years. I always worked in the hospital in a number of different jobs. After a time I was one of the first to get parole. This meant I got a special card to leave the hospital. I got a job at the Lyons Factory that was in Hemel Hempstead. I worked there five days a week, getting the bus there. It was much better working there."
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