As Jonie Cameron Blair watches them demolish the children’s home she lived in aged 15, she tells me: “They can tear down a building, but they can never take away the memories.”
Her recollections are of a brutal Dickensian regime at Nottingham’s Beachwood children’s home: Children locked in their rooms for days without food or water, children forced to use the floor as a toilet; children kicked and thrown down stairs.
She alleges the cruel tactics were widespread in children’s homes in the 1980’s as staff moved from home to home in the Nottingham area.
Mickey Summers will be on Lou Collins Radio Show Monday at 11am.
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