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16 of 17  Fri 9th Sep 2016 3:46pm  
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When I was a toddler, the welfare clinic found I had one leg slightly shorter than the other, about an eighth of an inch or so, and diagnosed that I had picked up the polio virus. I cannot remember anything about it, but am relying on what my parents told me. I was either treated successfully, and/or my body's natural defences sorted it out, but I made a full recovery, and am perfectly normal now (physically!). I guess I was one of the lucky ones, as I remember that when I was at school, it was not uncommon to see adults in leg irons, callipers, or special built-up shoes because one leg was several inches shorter than the other. I was told that was because of polio.
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17 of 17  Sat 10th Sep 2016 9:50am  
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On 14th Jun 2013 12:50pm, morgana said: Do you know if that is Bell Green shopping centre in the photo where the children are skating, doesn't it look better there than now if it is.
The shopping centre is Willenhall precinct. Edited by Midland Red, 14th Sep 2016 4:36 pm (Copied to "Shops of yore" thread, together with responses, in order to maintain this thread on-topic)
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