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At 23:30 on September 1, 2016, jack colleton said…

Welcome Kevin!

At 20:39 on September 2, 2016, Kevin Devlin said…
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.
At 18:36 on September 4, 2016, Rob Northall said…
The above link shows you exactly what you need to say to qualify!
At 13:09 on September 9, 2016, jack colleton said…

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.    

At 19:06 on September 9, 2016, Kevin Devlin said…
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.

Regards and Thank you. Kevin Devlin.
At 21:28 on September 10, 2016, jack colleton said…

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".

At 14:11 on November 9, 2016, Nicholas Devlin said…

Hello Kevin 

I dont tend to use this much it would be easier if you contacted me on 

regards Nick

At 15:28 on November 9, 2016, Nicholas Devlin said…

Hello Brendan & Kevin

just trying to add to the above info

before William H Devlin was a child Fredrick Devlin

after William were two more Noel and Charles

then Patrick

after this I belive was Kevin then possiably a Girl unknown

then Robert and Anthony 

all of which were placed in homes at some point in their life

At 13:32 on November 11, 2016, Nicholas Devlin said…

hello Kevin

have you seen the information I left on the site

I put some under theTracing frosts from the birds nest discussion

At 1:44 on July 29, 2017, jack colleton said…

Happy Birthday Kevin!

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