Hi Richard, my name is Sonia Nelson-Cole (nee Taylor); I lived at PAS from 1950-1962 and was initially in Icknield house with my sister, Remi who left in 1957. I was later moved to Meriden House when Icknield House closed. (Sadly my sister passed on in 2002). I seem to remember the name 'Perks' and your sister's name rings a bell; I'm sure as memories are uprooted, I will be able to place you and your brother. What house were you in? There are quite a few of us from the 1950s/60s period who regularly visit this site - see other posts under other topics (e.g. 'memories') with quite a few photos. I now live in London with my husband; have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
I am happy to see others have joined this forum who were at PAS after the 1960s and it is interesting to read their posts and see how the home continued. Graham Dyhouse (from Meriden House) is planning a reunion for next year, so I hope all of us from the various eras can attend and catch up and compare notes from the different eras.
Best wishes, Sonia