The Children's Convalescent Home - a Memory of Woodhouse Eaves.

I too spent about 6 weeks there in the early sixties. i had recovered from Polio but was very sickly. i remember sleeping in the woods at lunch time if the weather was good all the ground sheets where stored in a shed. i remember how nice the cleared patch in the woods looked and felt you could not see anything past the perimeter fence it was dark with dense woods and ferns but the cleared area glowed golden in the sun shining down through the tree tops and the sound of birds singing. Most of the activities were outside as much as possible and as someone said basket weaving,singing and dancing i learnt " 10 green bottles" "one man went to mow" and "three in the bed" from there. we even dined semi outside smoked haddock for breakfast and Bovril & Ritz biscuits for supper oh and not to forget chocolate flavored milk. I slept in the open dorm on the veranda and i used to listen to wood pigeons in the evening. My birthday coincided with my stay and my parents brought me a large windup tank and i was allowed to play with it in the woods. i have driven around the area in later years hoping to catch a glimpse of the place on the way to see my late brother in Coalville i could not find it but the whole area still looks lovely. i lived in Bulwell in Nottingham so my stay there was my first taste of the countryside and the memories will always be with me. Thank you Mary for the trip down memory lane

A memory shared by baker.andrew on May 2nd, 2015. Send baker.andrew a message

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Tue Feb 28th 2017, at 10:58 am
nanajackie1 commented:
I am wondering if you can help me. My mother was in Cooper Memorial convalescent home in Woodhouse Eaves in 1939. Is this the same place as Roecliffe Manor and/or Charnwood Forest convalescent home?

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