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GARTH STONEHAM 3

Florence Bigland remembers puffing and panting up the fifty steps to the clinic above Dalton Library. The year was 1946 and Mr. Stoneham had returned from war service "Have you waited for me to come back?" he asked Florence.


Denise Barker cried on Mr. Stoneham's shoulder when she was so desperate to have a baby. Without Mr. Stoneham, who soon diagnosed her problem, she says she wouldn't have had any children. After being married seven years, she gave birth to a son and later to two more children. She regards her children as "gifts from Mr. Stoneham" as well as "gifts from God". When Mr. Stoneham died, she felt as though part of her had died too.