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Nazareth House 1960

posted by Barbara boxall on 05 Aug 2017 at 9:54 pm

My dad died in 1960 and mum was left with eight children . It was decided that 6 of us be sent to Nazareth House Bexhill. Sr Crescentia was the head . It was really an orphanage. The nuns there were awful . I witnessed them pulling a little 4 year old by the hair. My younger brothers were only 4 and 3 . It was a nightmare ghtmare time for us . Sr Alphonso and Sr John and sr Crescentia were evil

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Nazareth House 1960

posted by Sue McKee on 09 Aug 2018 at 9:03 am

I was born in 1960, & believe me & my Mother moved to Nazareth House shortly after. My mother worked there, as I was so young, I only have vague memories. I remember Sister John Ogelvie (spelling?). I also remember the children being given a fire engine for Xmas, which I was accused of stealing one of the firemen, another beating followed.
My Mothers name was Helen Reid, & was originally from Manchester, although I was born in London. Wonder if anyone remembers her?

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