Like most villages, Sibford is not without some interesting older residents, one of whom is Miss Nelder of The Colony.
Miss Nelder, who was born at Great Tew and went to school in Swerford is now in her 88th year and remains a very alert and capable person, doing her own housework and cooking and, when given a lift to Banbury, walks around the shops with enjoyment. She is also a regular and enthusiastic member of the Friendship Club.
Miss Nelder is a trained nurse, having received her training at the City General Hospital, Leicester, soon after the First World War, where she gained her S.R.N. During the war she had worked as a V.A.D. in France, stationed at Le Treport, this experience giving her the introduction to her future career.
Midwifery and medical nursing were her favourites and she has over a hundred deliveries to her credit, including one set of twins. Miss Nelder worked in Leicestershire as a District Nurse and for many years was in charge of St. Luke’s Hospital, Rugby.
On retiring, she cane to Sibford to be with her mother. She now holds open house to many callers, who can be sure of a warm welcome.
Sibford can be proud of her long and useful life.