Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Life in the Orphanages by WIlliam Bowman

On Natland News, in the Features section, there is a link to George's Story: What life as a Waif and Stray in St. Mark's Home was really like. (Click here).

In 2017 William Bowman discovered this feature and wrote to Natland News as his brother James had been at St. Mark's Home, Natland and possibly had known George.

William had also been placed in a home and he wanted to share with Natland News readers his family experiences, including his eventual, poignant reunion with James who had known nothing about William or his other brothers and sisters.

This is followed by William's personal account of what life was like in an orphanage during the war years. Click here for the full account.