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Roecliffe Manor - a Memory of Woodhouse Eaves.

I had a two week stay at the convalescent home following an operation to remove my tonsils.It was 1957/58 I was 7yrs old and the worst two weeks of my life.I too remember having to write a letter home. I had to dictate this letter to a nurse.Before we started I asked if I could go to the toilet and the nurse said no, I could go after the letter had been written. We had sweets after lunch,but never anything my mother bought to the home. We watched each other have our daily bath, boys and girls queued together. If you had a ribbon in your hair as I did it was yanked out not untied. Every child had to wear the homes clothes, my mum said we looked like orphans. We slept in iron cots in a huge room. In the mornings after breakfast we had to go to the toilet for a bowel movement, the nurse's would inspect the amount we had done and if they said "do more" we had to do more! I can not remember any nurse being nice and kind. I am sure we had our photograph taken with some dignitary ( lord mayor, I think). Hopefully someone else will remember that too. I would like to see the photo.


A memory shared by audfromgoodwood on Nov 8th, 2015.
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Wed Mar 29th 2017, at 7:37 pm
I have managed to find information about Cooper Memorial childrens convalescent home.1900-1966/2000. Supported by Rev.W.H.Cooper of Loughborough and built on land obtained from Mrs.Perry Herrick of Beaumanor. Sold to church of England Childrens Society and used until 1987. In 1989 became a residential care home for the elderly. Now called Charnward House and converted into private apartments. Most information taken from The Rise & Fall of the Woodhouse Eaves recovery homes by Jill Honisett. A copy is in Loughborough librarys local studies section. Jill has since passed away. Hope this is useful to you.
Sun Mar 5th 2017, at 6:08 pm
I am very sorry I have no idea if Roecliffe Manor is the same place as Cooper Memorial.
Tue Feb 28th 2017, at 11:02 am
nanajackie1 commented:
I hope you may be able to help me. Is Roecliffe Manor the same place as Cooper Memorial? My mother was there in 1939 and I am finding it difficult to discover any information about it.

Thu Jun 9th 2016, at 9:10 am
yorkshirenan commented:
I was there about the same time, not quite sure which year but I know it was summer time and every time we were out side we got bitten by insects, I'm assuming they were midges. The nurses would comb our hair with Dettol and a metal comb that pulled your hair out too.

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