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Contributed by 
BBC Southern Counties Radio
People in story: 
Pat Assender (nee Lovell)
Location of story: 
Royal Free Hospital, London
Background to story: 
Civilian Force
Article ID: 
A5940236
Contributed on: 
28 September 2005

Food was not very good in the hospital. We would have a lot of Pease Pudding — a kind of mush made of split peas. The maid had put the pease pudding on to cook and I went out into the kitchen to serve the meal. I put the pudding onto the plates and what I thought was the gravy into a gravyboat and served this to my patient. Afterwards the maid asked “Who has taken my cocoa?” I had served the cocoa with the pease pudding — it must have tasted horrible! However the man asked for second helpings so it couldn’t have been so bad.

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