Produced by Alan Hall
Broadcast 1st October 2011, BBC World Service
Eighty-four year old Sybil Phoenix is a legendary figure in her adopted
home of south-east London and in British Guiana, which she left in 1956.
Fifty years ago she started fostering and has cared for countless
children for which she was awarded an MBE in 1973 - the first black
female recipient. This is the story of her lifetime involvement in