Dr. Frank Kennedy, of Wootton

How many people remember the two village doctors Kennedy [1906 -88] & Proteus who had their surgery at Wootton Lodge which was on the corner of Church Road and the High Street [The house itself going under the name of Gilwill this has long gone [1993] but the entrance to the surgery can still be seen  opposite the Spar shop at the top of Wootton High Street. Dr. Kennedy was not an early riser and those visiting morning surgery could expect to wait awhile, he would appear in his dressing gown and say next please!!!

Note:- There is a more detail information about the house on the main web site under Wootton then properties.

We have come across some old pictures of Dr. Kennedy.

Frank Kennedy at St Barts Hospital 1923-1 Qualifying at Barts Hospital, London in 1923

 

Portrat of Frank Kennedy  Picture of the newly qualified doctor.

 

17. Dr Kennedy at Little Canada Holiday Camp c 1950s 1950 He was the camp doctor at Little Canada Holiday Camp for many years.

 

 

5th IOW rovers at camp October 1951  5th Rovers at Corfe Camp 1951 [front row seated in scout uniform] He was involved with the scout movement all his life.

 

circ 1960 Dr Kennedy as Commissioner of scout for Isle of Wight c 1960