HOW nice it was to see a photograph of the staff at Helme Chase Maternity Home, Kendal, taken in the 1960s (Gazette, October 31, 'Pictures that bring the past to life').

Sister Mant and Sister Sharp were there to help me bring all my four children into the world. What love and care we received from all the staff and for the ten days we had to stay in there.

Then, on our return home, there was a district nurse to keep a check on us for quite a while afterwards.

Happy days, never forgotten.

Jean Tolson