Doctor Murray’s legacy lives on

PUBLISHED: 07:00 02 May 2014

In 1950, Doctor Murray (a Scot) 6ft 4in tall, whose home and surgery in Exmouth were in Rolle Road, now Dray Court flats, obtained a grant to build five garages plus space on land next to the gas holder on Albion Hill and purchased six Austen 10 cars from Langdon’s Garage in the High Street for the use of local district nurses.

Two of these were Nurse Warne and Nurse Snaith, who resided in the house opposite the garages in Albion Hill.

Both attended to me as a child in the 1930s for asthma and eczema.

Imagine their surprise years later, when both had retired to live in Sidford, I knocked on their door to read the gas meter!

In March of this year, having been discharged from RD&E Exeter after surgery for gall bladder removal, I had the local district nurses call to re-dress my wound and, as in the 1930s, the care from these dedicated people has been exemplary. Thank you.

Arthur Cuff

(A true Exmothian)

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