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Former family planning doctor celebrates 100th birthday
Updated 5:56pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A DOCTOR who devoted her career to running child welfare and family planning clinics has celebrated her 100th birthday.
One former patient of Dr Wyon recalled her contraceptive advice: “Take a glass of water – not before, not after, but instead of.”
Dr Wyon who moved to Thirsk with her late Thirsk GP husband, Peter, in 1946, gave up driving five years ago and until recently went on daily walks from her home of 40 years.
The committed Quaker and great grandmother ran the NSPCC’s Thirsk branch for 30 years and was a governor at Breckenborough School, near Sandhutton, Thirsk, and Bootham School, in York.
Her son, Andrew, said: “Her biggest regret is that she can no longer do anything for anybody.”