It was hard and I had a very hard time. Would love to meet friends again.
My memories of my 7years at Barwick House from 1973 - 1980 from the age of 9 years aren't perfect but where else would I have had the chance to ride horses, go sailing, join the Sea Cadets and become the man I am today....I hear a lot about people being abused at the school; yes, it was rough but then none of us were in there ...Read full memory
Barwick House as shown in the photographs on this site is sadly no more although the building is still standing and is now being used as luxury apartments, this is as a result of the school (which previously occupied it) going bankrupt in 1987, the school was run by a Major Gray and his wife. I was a pupil there from ...Read full memory
I wish there was more history related to the house. I'm very interested to know how it was used before it became a place of bad memories. I am sorry to hear it became a reform school where children were abused but I am doing my family research and this used to be called Barwick Manor in the 16th century. My 13th great grandfather, Sir John Symes, was born in this house.
I was at this place and it was a hell hole Windows locked shut in bedrooms what a fire hazard Had to strip down to your pants at night were not allowed to have your stuff in case you run away at night or took fags upstairs and it made it easier for the house fathers during the night as they had less clothing to take of ...Read full memory
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