My name is Julie Stephenson, I worked as a care worker in 1977, and Hilary and John ran the home. I worked with Barry and eight children still lived there, Ricky, Sharon, Annie Mcnally, Brian, Carolyne, Jackie, John and Paul. I worked until the closure as the borough sold off the property. Although everyone was due to stay just another year, unfortunately people had to be rehomed. We fundraised and gave the kids the best Christmas we could, and did memory books etc to take with them.
The home was demolished - it was 8 Epping New Road, Violet Ayres Lodge, is now replaced with luxury apartments. My contact details are email@example.com and tel number 07960 479 496 and I will try and give you any info I have. Newham council should make all files available to people who were in their care.
A memory shared byon Sep 27th, 2012.
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