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Margaret Cooper

Colindale, North London, England

Thank you to Margaret Cooper for posting this memory from her childhood in the EdinPhoto guestbook.

Margaret wrote

Smallpox Vaccination

"In Edinburgh, back in the early-1940s, we had a smallpox scare which resulted in mass vaccination.  I think we got done at the Royal Infirmary.

My most vivid memory of this is that when we had it donewe kids had to wear a red ribbon round the sleeve of our coats so people could see what arm we had done and therefore avoid knocking into us.  My sister and I wore our red ribbons with pride."

Margaret Cooper, Colindale, North London, England:
Message posted in EdinPhoto guestbook:  October 15, 2011


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