Author Topic: Blackwell Convalesce Home  (Read 28889 times)

derichardson

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Re: Blackwell Convalesce Home
« Reply #88 on: January 25, 2018, 02:04:09 PM »
My mum who sadly passed away just 2 weeks ago went to this school - not sure when but she hated it so much. I vividly remember the horror stories she would tell me and to this day, cannot believe just how sad this 'open air school' made her. I am not sure if there is anyone out there on the forum that remembers Christine Warren - if this name rings a bell with anyone, it would be nice to hear some of memories people may have had of her. Might help with the grieving.  :(

Junemcardle

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Re: Blackwell Convalesce Home
« Reply #89 on: July 28, 2018, 01:48:35 PM »
Posted by Mrs June mcardle  from meridian  I was at cropwood open air school from 1961 until 1965 I was happy enough I had two friends Carole Cadbury and June Edwards we are friends for the four years we were they yes I remember miss Newhart she scared me to to death for the first twelve months miss bronze was our teacher we are taught outside in the wooden classrooms I have actually had the book that was written by a pupil I didn't know her personally we were the girls who slept at rosemary cottage I was also a girl guide and was in the choir at the church in blackwell it was a lovely little village we also did country dancing every Tuesday at hunters hill boys school across the road myself and Carole use to wash up the staff and tidy the staffs dining room every evening we loved it we use to roll the butter on a wooden block also miss bromagebromage was really nice to us and at the end of the term our last day being their she presented myself and Carole with two tickets for herman hermits at silver blades . In Birmingham  we did go and had a great time visiting was only onceon month Saturday and Sunday unfortunately family commitment s. Meant I did not have many visits but did have many visits of my two aunty a Freda dolly and  my sister Brenda they would come in a Sunday and take me to a lovely little tea rooms in the village I always lived their visits it meant such a lot to me the good was always good variety the cook was Italian about twelve years ago my nephew took me back to see this school unfortunatly  was disclosed but a man from hunters hill had the keys and he showed us round it was so emotionky for me all the old baths still there and hand basins and legs still there hunters hill was still being  used for a special needs school but only for day use all I can say  now it will be four years of my life I will not forget anyone who reads this I would love to hear from you I was June Winehouse I have seen a few of the girls over the years I am now very happy married 48 years this October have 4 lovely sons and 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren bye for now June x