Author Topic: Dr Garrett's Conwy, where young people from Manchester went to get fit.  (Read 5339 times)

Terrence Henderson

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I went there when about a week before the eleven+, never sat the exam as were there a long time.


It was an eye opener and I loved every single day bar one when got hit for a six by a thug in shorts, as his girlfriend had kissed me on the dance floor, yes and she was dancing to "The Black Hills of Dakota". I think by Doris Day.


How times have changed...for the worst!
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Manx

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Re:  How times have changed...for the worst! - Yes indeed TH

Many Manchester children were sent to Dr Garrett's in Conwy to recover and convalesce from various illnesses and conditions, below is a BBC web link with posts of bygone memories.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northwest/sites/conwy/pages/briangregson.shtml
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Michaeldelaney

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Has anyone got any photos? Thank you

Michaeldelaney

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Do you have photos of the children home

Manx

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The previous link has been updated to a .pdf file, only tiny postcard shots are shown  :( yet there are some well detailed memories described from those early days.

http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/wales/archive/bbc-north-west-wales-conwy-dr-garretts-childrens-home-history.pdf