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St Marys Convalescent Home Broadstairs

A Memory of Broadstairs

I was at St. Marys convalescent home in 1956 when I was 9 years old and I would like to speak to any other people who stayed there to share our memories. Some of my memories are vivid others quite hazy. It was quite a traumatic time, to be taken away when as a child you have no idea where you are going or even if you will ever come home again. There were good times, some of the nuns were very kind, others not so. Do you remember the tunnel under the road, it smelled musty and water dripped on you as you walked to the beach and you must remember the doorstep of bread smothered in marmite, today I love it! Can anyone recall the loft where trestle tables were set up with little things for the children to buy. I hope that others will contact me.

A memory shared by William Hall , on May 3rd, 2010.

Comments & feedback

Wed Aug 5th 2015, at 11:25 am

mandy.poppy commented:

My mom went to broad stairs ,but she can't remember the name ,of the converlasant home ,she stayed there for a few months, she made friends with a girl called Patsy meek ,who came from London. My mom came from Wolverhampton I'm trying to find out as much information as possible so if anyone could help me I would be very great full .

Mon Jan 18th 2016, at 1:31 pm

Sandra Popple commented:

I went there twice 1950 for 3months, and 1952/1953, saw the coronation there, sister mary magdalene, and siste audrey, have photogrpah of some of the girls, and i think it is sister Audrey in the photo.some abuse went on, but i was not abused myself, discipline was harsh, and you soon learnt to toe the linesandra popple

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