Thanks for the welcome. I am a survivor of Mrs Smyly's Homes and Schools. I was in their 'care' from the age of six weeks in 1955 until I was fifteen. I was abused and was committed to Dundrum because I would not stop telling people that I was sexually assaulted and abused under the guise of 'Sex education'. Did it destroy my life? You bet it did, but time does heal to a degree. I am disabled now and I live in Cambridgeshire in England. I am currently going through the pip process and I am being forced to root through parts of my life going back to my time at the home.
Hello Kevin. I Am Also A Survivor Of Mrs Smyly's Homes and Schools. I Recall The Time You Went To Dundrum. There Was So Much Abuse Of Children In Smyly Homes Throughout The Decades And No Doubt It Still Goes On.
Hi, please forgive me, I don't think I remember you. I would love to find somebody who had been in Smyly Homes. I don't want to run down everything they did, but I still cannot find it in my heart to forgive some of the things I went through. I have no doubt that others had similar experiences.. I know that to talk about the experiences is the best way to comes to terms with the abuse even at the age of 61. I live in Cambridgeshire, in the UK. IF you are ever in these parts, please get in touch.
Hello Kevin. That Is Ok. No Worries. There Was An Age Difference. You Would Have Been In A Senior Dorm When I Was In A Junior Dorm. We Were All Aware Of Everybody Else Even If We Only Knew Them By Face And Not Name. I Recall You Disappearing Overnight. What Happened Made A Big Impact On Everybody Else. It Looked Like You Were Made An Example Of. We Were Left In No Doubt About The "Powers" A Certain Somebody Had Over Us! The Next Time I Saw You Again Was When You Turned Up Some Time Later At The Knox Hall For The "Sale Of Work".