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SPARE THE ROD

My Mum threatened us kids with the slipper and the strap(mainly because of our noise). I can remember thinking the strap was a bit extreme to hit my little sisters with.
She didn't do it and often I'd go into their room and warn them to be quiet and go to sleep or SHE really would hit them with it, like the Nuns did to her.


Proverbs 13:24: “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”
Proverbs 26:13-14 offers this bit of Old Testament parenting advice: “Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. / Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.”
1950 child migrant


My mother does not remember anything before the age of nine - she doesn't want to even try. Her mother had an injury at work and couldn't keep up the foster care payments so was placed in Nazareth House, Coleshill, Birmingham age 3years. 


Nazareth House Orphanage at Rednal, Birmingham UK 
Nuns 'abused hundreds of children'

Former residents of the Catholic Nazareth order's homes say they suffered appalling, systematic cruelty. Special investigation by Barry Wood


SUNDAY 16 AUGUST 1998FOR MORE than 100 years, the Poor Sisters of Nazareth cared for children in the order's dozens of homes across Britain. Orphans, abandoned babies and children deemed uncontrollable or accused of petty crimes were all put in the hands of the nuns who, to the outside world, epitomised kindness and compassion.

But today, many of those who were in the sisters' care have come forward to claim that, behind the locked doors of Nazareth House (all the homes had this name), the nuns maintained a ruthless regime. Beatings and acts of extreme cruelty were commonplace, they say, and together with the spartan existence in the home, gave them lives of utter misery.
More than 400 former residents are planning to sue the order over what they claim was cruel, unnecessary and harmful treatment suffered at the hands of the Sisters.
The allegations stretch back as far as 50 years and are as recent as the 1970s. Claims of abuse have been made about homes run by the order in places including Newcastle upon Tyne, Plymouth, Swansea, Manchester and Sunderland.
Police are also investigating after lawyers representing former residents passed on relevant files.

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