Mary DucrowBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e2053 (Published 23 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e2053
- Mary Ducrow
Those who knew me well, knew that I was cussedly independent, so it will be no surprise to you that I decided to write my own piece to be read at my funeral, rather than give someone else the job of finding something to say.
I was born on 31st August 1930 in Birmingham, the first child of Stanley, a master silversmith who worked for the family firm of T Ducrow & Sons, and his wife Dorothy. I was educated at a King Edward 6th Grammar School in Birmingham, leaving with an unremarkable …