Amos D

School: 
PSTS
House: 
Arranmore
House Number: 
41
From: 
1954
To: 
1958

 

After reading the obituary of Roger Wilding, especially the part of how PSTS and Barnardos were the making of him, I thought I would  like to put my thought across, and how being in Barnardos shaped the rest of my life.

 I was taken to Woodford Bridge at the age of 4 years old, along with my brother, Ron and 2 sisters, to be left there, knowing that we had older brothers and sisters,

who were allowed to stay home.   After a few weeks/months we were taken to a Barnardos home in Clacton on Sea. We went to the local schools, where the other kids

knew us as "the children from the homes"This made me feel different from the rest, so I became very shy, and I suppose, introvert. This carried forward with me to PSTS, 

and the rest of my life, where I have always found it hard to mix with people. So I feel that being put into the homes, never done me any favours.