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I was taken to Greenacres in 1956 I hadn’t done anything wrong & was totally confused as to why I would be put there which dished out such cruelty. I’d had a terrible childhood & let down by Hampshire county council ! I arrived on the 3rd. Of may 1956 I had never celebrated a Birthday & didn’t even know when my Birthday (...Read full memory)

I was there in 1972 , worked on the farm and garden , was exspelled after 15 months , mr board was head master , it was a nightmare place , spent most of my time in the pokey lol

I lived in calne from 1960 to 1962 i have many fond memories of my time spent there i stayed with my ant and uncle i remember my first school was near the church then i was sent to a schol by double decker bus what semed like a long drivfe out of town my uncle used to take me aroun in the icecream truck the whit horse at (...Read full memory)

I was at greenacres approved school in 1965. Miss Goldsmith was the headmistress. Wicked woman. I worked on the farm after coming out of the classroom at 15, Mr. Hayes was the teacher a Welsh man very nice. Miss trgenza was the in charge of the farm. I became a young farmer. The girls I remember from there are. Rachel craddock, (...Read full memory)

There are so many things I can remember,Calne when the town was not split in two the flower seller who used to sell the flowers under an arch as you went up the hill past lovely town gardens. Being lined up along the pavement to see the King and Queen being driven throuh the town. The hot wall, the wonderful pantomines, I went to (...Read full memory)

I remember Mr. Wylie playing Bach on the organ in the late 50's here.

Our Grandmother lived at 7 Wessington Avenue and my sister, my cousin and I stayed with her during many school holidays. She was a member of the Blackford family who owned the building works on the left of the photo and Tudor House next door. We loved visiting, sometimes on the Royal Blue Coach. We attended the Church (...Read full memory)

I also remember Greenacres School.My mother was the nurse there,May Wright.We lived opposite the school and during the sixties the girls occasionally babysat for my sister and I.I remember once they found my mothers wedding dress,tried it on and broke the zip!My mum and dad are still in that house and I have very fond memories of Greenacres and the adjoining farm.

I remember walking across this bridge every day on my way to school then on through the church yard and through the green.

Does anyone remember the girls school which was called Greenacres on Curzon Street? It is now Springfields, I believe. It was a home office approved school in the 1950's and 1960's and girls from all over the country were sent there. Some of the staff were local people; is there anyone still around with memories of Greenacres?