Mary worked as a nurse at Stoke Mandeville from 1953; her late husband, Jimmy, had worked there since 1949. From 1970 they ran the rehabilitation hostel in the hospital called the Halfway House. Mary then became a Ward Sister before retiring in 1992.

An interview with Mary and Eileen Brennan, April 2012

Eileen Brennan, Mary's daughter remembers being a child in the 1970s and never seeing her parents during the summer as they would be working flat out at the games.

When the International Games were on in June and July we simply didn't see Dad for weeks as he used to do the first aid for all the teams; he had this medical room over at the stadium when the games were on and he would deal with anything that happened; he had a doctor he could call on if it was serious.

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