Hornsea Children's Convalescent Home - a Memory of Hornsea.
I was there with my sister 1964-65 for around 2 month, then after we went home 2 more members of my family were in there.
I remember all the children were taking into the school room, to the right of the massive staircase. Every child was doused with nit lotion weather they had nits or not, it ran down your face.
The TV/games room was on the left side of the staircase also the dining room, where we were made to drink a liquid, not sure what it was, but we were not allowed to go to the loo for at least an hour after drinking it, and when we were finally allowed we had to lift the seat and sit on the cold pot. I remember feeling sick but was warned I better no be or I would have to drink more.
I remember if we were sent anything through the post we had to put all sweets in a big square biscuit tin for everyone else to share of, and if we got a letter it was opened before we got it and things had been crossed out in black ..if we sent a letter home we had to buy our own stamp with money that had been sent to us
we were weighed each week and measured, I have no idea why we were sent there, my mother would never say and took the reason to her grave, I am thinking about getting in touch with the social services for our records.
I remember a Matron and a bitch of a nurse called Nurse Ebb she was so cruel did lots of things to us all, especially my disabled sister for wetting the bed, she was only 3ish and she was locked in the bathroom with the light off, crying her heart out, while my other sister was got out of bed and made to fix the wet bedclothes my other sister was only 6.
A memory shared byon Mar 20th, 2015.
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