Jock Lawrence

George ‘Jock’ Lawrence was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1913. Lawrence was a retired PE teacher who lived at Troutbeck Bridge, not far from the Calgarth Estate, which was used as the Windermere reception centre in the Lake District.

In 1945 Lawrence answered the advertisement for a ‘Games Master’ to help the Boys at Windermere with their recuperation. Being outside and active in the beautiful surroundings of the lakes was a vital part of their recovery.

Lawrence was well loved amongst those he encountered at the Calgarth Estate. He later moved to London and was reunited with many of the survivors he had cared for before he died in 1995.

This profile was written by Ruby Kwartz.

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