Sunday, 30 December 2012

St Edith's Children's Home Clevedon: Hello everyone, we are ending the year of 2012.  I...

St Edith's Children's Home Clevedon: Hello everyone, we are ending the year of 2012.  I...: Hello everyone, we are ending the year of 2012.  It has been a sad year with the loss of Sister Lydia and Sister Beryl with 6 months of each...
Hello everyone, we are ending the year of 2012.  It has been a sad year with the loss of Sister Lydia and Sister Beryl with 6 months of each other, also the loss of Pamela Warren, tragic loss for the Warren family who lost Sheila so young as well.

2013 is a New Year so we have soldier on with making most of life, we all have our treasured memories and so many photos.

In memory of Sister Lydia we are having a brass plaque placed on Clevedon Pier , I will let you all know when this is completed and am sure she would be pleased to know that she will permanently remembered this way.

Please accept my apologies for being absent from this site for a while, I needed some time to grieve and come to terms with life without Lydia.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year.

Regards Linda

Monday, 1 October 2012

RIP Sister Lydia.

Another  sad day for us at St Edith's towers as we have to report that our beloved Sister Lydia passed away on Saturday evening - ironically St Michael's Day.

She will be sadly missed by us all from St Edith's, a huge void in our lives. 
Funeral details will be posted here and on our facebook site as soon as they are known.

RIP dearest Mother xxx

Cathy and Linda.

Friday, 21 September 2012

In Memory of Pamela Warren - RIP

Dear all,

As the leaves start to fall off the trees and our thoughts turn to autumn it was very sad to hear from Linda Jones of the death of her sister Pamela .  Many of our members, who grew up in St Edith's during the 1950's / 1960's have already shared your happy memories of Pamela and the other 4 Warren sisters and there are a number of photos of Pamela on our facebook site. 

Both Linda and Sylvia have attended the July reunions at Ham common during the past few years and had told us of Pamela's fight for health but also about her lovely family and friends.

Our thoughts are with Pamela's family at this sad time.
RIP Pamela Warren.


Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Dear all,
Time is flying by and its the last week of the summer for those of us whose lives are still governed by the school holidays.  Here at Candle Castle as soon as the Olympics were over, our thoughts have turned to finding school uniform, pens, calculators and all the rest of the stuff on the very extensive list that schools send out these days. 

If your own school days were spent in Miss Pye's class in All Saint's school in Clevedon, then cast your mind back to the Country Dancing lessons which Christine Nicholls has captured in the memories tab on this site.  Or, if its more up to date news that you are after, take a look at this link, kindly supplied by Andy, relating to the most up to date edition of Clevedon News... yahoo.

Best wishes
Cathy and Linda.

Thursday, 9 August 2012

9th August 2012.
Dear all,
Welcome to the St Edith's website.  The past couple of months have been very busy for us journalists up here at 'The St Edith's Times' towers.  During the last 6 weeks we have had a raft of new members who have all been very generous in sharing their personal memories with us.  Whereas our original members tended to have been resident at St Edith's during the 1950's we now have a group of people who were all there in the 1940's.  Sadly it seems that they had a harder time than the children who followed them a decade later, but perhaps it is not surprising that there were few luxuries for the St Edith's children considering that post war Britain still had rationing still in place til 1948 and times were hard across the country.  It doesn't excuse the fact that some children were treated very harshly though and shown little love.  As usual our St Edith's children were able to find a silver lining and were able to create a game out of polishing the wooden floor by tying the dusters over their shoes. 

It was great that so many people attended the annual reunion on July 14th at Ham Common and particularly heartening to hear that the nuns made everyone feel so welcome this year. 

As ever the editorial team here are really keen to get your feedback and to hear your comments and stories.  There are some very interesting ones on our facebook page about St Mary's home in Broadstairs, so if you have a few minutes - and can tear yourself away from the Olympics - take a look.
Cathy and Linda.

Sunday, 17 June 2012


This is a new website for St.Edith's Children's Home, Clevedon. We hope you find it interesting to view all the topics , photos and memories of St.Edith's.  Originally the group of St.Edith's started on Facebook August 2010 - however, Facebook has changed considerably since, hence we lost all our discussion boards and topics.

It is very important to us at St. Edith's to preserve all our memories from those childhood days, so many people now have joined the group whose parents were once at St. Edith's or St.Mary's and have very little information .  For our future generations these records will be there for them to see what life was like living in a Children's Home and life thereafter.