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I have fond
memories of Sandie, surname Parkin, if l remember rightly, who was the
Housemother of Jeavons House at Princess Alice Drive, Sutton Coldfield. Around
1975 to around 1977? She used to make the home feel like a family home, being
able to bring friends back for tea, taking us to all out activities, etc. We
were all encouraged to join various clubs which in effect helped us all make
friends outside, not just the Branch but Schools etc.
We use to go
out and about in the little Mini bus, sometimes going as far as Scotland, just
for the weekend, but it was fun. Sure it wouldn’t meet with Health and Safety nowadays
but back then, it was more the enjoyment of the Group that counted.
one very hot summers day, when somehow a water fight started, who between, l
cant remember, but it resulted in everyone within the home, being involved,
water was running down the stairs inside, but we all had fun and everyone
helped to clean up afterwards. Even the Superintendent at the time (forgotten
who!) walked by and smiled at us all, knowing that we were all enjoying
Know that l
had problems, but, the one thing that l remember, was that although she told
you what was right or wrong, she would always support you.