Cleaning at the Preliminary Training School. Rosamund Fountain, who qualified in 1959, remembers:
We had classes most of the day, but before we started our formal classes we had to do a
certain amount of cleaning, because this then would enable us to know whether a ward was
clean or not, I suppose. So we had different duties assigned to us, I think they changed over
perhaps each week. It might be looking after the lavatories with a stone jar and a mop and
hypochlorite, I think they used in it at the time. Or it might have been tidying, making beds
because we made our own beds, practising for when we got onto the wards, I suppose.