1 "Myope, jackdaw-tongued, I was fetched to school Too early. ('Only child. Needs company.') School was an ark of slate and granite, beached Between the allotments and the castle ditch.
Cased on the roof, the famous Hanging Bell: Came, 1840, from the county gaol.
I'm 1917, from Old Hill, rigged out In regulation infant gear: knitted."
2 "After three weeks we were transferred from Lambeth Workhouse to the Hanwell Schools for Orphans and Destitute Children about twelve miles out of London. It was an adventurous drive in a horse-drawn bakery van, and a rather happy one under the circumstances, for the country surrounding Hanwell was beautiful in those days, with lanes of horse-chestnut trees, ripening wheat-fields and heavy-laden orchards, and ever since the rich, aromatic smell after rain in the country has always reminded me of Hanwell."
(Sent in by Ann Martin) 3." Only those in the last stage of disease could believe that children are the true judge of character."
(Sent in by Jenny Stead)
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