Edith Brough Childrens' Home - a Memory of Whickham.
Hi my name is Elizabeth Young, or was then, as I am now married. I, along with my three older sisters, Muriel, Margaret and Anne went into the Edith Brough home on Whaggs Lane in 1953 and stayed there until we left secondary school. We were previously in the Edward Brough Home (sister home) in South Shields from 1947 to 1953.
I have happy memories of my time there as one of at least twenty children. The other children in the home were Dorothy and Muriel Padmore, Brenda, Kathleen and Mary Waugh, Doreen and Bobby Futers, Joan Petree, Colin Armstrong, Rosemary and Winifred Hughes, Vera Jackson, unfortunately I can't remember them all!! I left the home in 1960 and went to live at the YWCA in Newcastle before sharing a flat with two friends. We all attended Whickham Front Street School as non of us passed the 11 plus!!
The one thing I hated was being called "Betty Blue" and being dressed up in blue!
A memory shared by on Aug 12th, 2014.
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