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|Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 02:22 am: |
John was born and raised in Nottingham, attending Mundella Grammar School and the University of Nottingham, where he met his wife Anne. John is a pharmacist by profession, being one of the last of the Apothecary’s Apprentices under the old regulations before pharmacy became an entirely graduate profession. He underwent his apprenticeship to a pharmacist at Boots’ Branch 11, which stood on the corner of Shakespeare Street and Mansfield Road (now the Sony Centre). He well remembers making up prescriptions by weighing out the individual ingredients!
He has been retired for a number of years, following a long career in hospital pharmacy, lecturing and NHS administration, but he still carries out occasional locums at a community pharmacy for a friend. He has always been interested in history, thanks to an inspiring teacher, Mr Davies, now long departed. Since retirement, John has had more time to devote to history (in spite of having four grandchildren living locally!) and he particularly enjoys his contact with the Thoroton Society. His other interests include meteorology and genealogy.