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.

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