Daniel

Daniel was born 1926 and went to the Foundling Hospital Schools in Redhill and Berkhamsted.  Daniel worked as a farm hand for some years before enlisting in the Army.  Unusually, Daniel was able to trace his birth father who came from Mauritius. He has two children and lives with his wife in West Sussex.

Daniel
Daniel

Visiting day

Audio Transcript

My foster mother got me ready and the orphanage just come round with the bus like to take us back to the orphanage. And that was the day I left my foster mother and I never saw her again. I suppose I must have been about five or six years when they had what they call 'visiting day' at the school for the foster mothers to come and see the kids, like, what they'd brought along like sort of thing. And I will always remember my foster mother was-- she give me a six-penny piece and I didn't even know what it was and I just threw it away, just like that. It was no good to me, I didn't know what it was.