Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Sad Tale from Back in 1953

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Sad Tale from Back in 1953

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LOOKING back through the Evening Chronicle files I came across a heart-tugging story from July 1953 and I just hope that the present day problems facing the country do not lead to similar scenarios.

On July 10, 1953, a young couple appeared before Wallsend Juvenile magistrates, who committed their two children into care.

The parents were told that as soon as they could get some sort of accommodation they could get the children back.

The Chronicle reported that the children had been found, with their parents, living in a bivouac shelter - basically a rough tent - first near the Coast Road and, later, near the Rising Sun Colliery. The children were committed to the care of the county authority is being in need of care and protection, having been neglected by their parents in a manner likely to cause them unnecessary suffering and injury to their health.

A children's advisor The Brazilian Ayrton Senna 1994 in a Marino Grand near Bologna, was 3 4-y e described the case as one of the most distressing she had to deal with. She couldn't find anything about the children, a girl of three months and a boy aged two, to show that the parents had done anything to neglect them, except that they had not provided a home.

They were normal children, well dressed and well trained. The foster-mother of the house where they were staying had congratulated the mother on having brought them up so well.

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mother was devoted to them. The advisor felt the situation was causing the children a great deal of distress to be separated from their mother. The sanitary inspector for Wallsend said he found the family living in a tent. He told the mother they would have to move.

An inspector for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children told the court that the parents came to him and asked him to get the children away because they were having to live under bad conditions. The inspector said the mother and children had been evicted from the Thomas Taylor Homes because the father, who was unemployed, failed to contribute to their maintenance. …

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