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

The cane

Audio Transcript

The cane was one of the biggest hobbies they had. The ruler was another hobby they used to have, 'Put your hands out.' And hit you on the back of the hands with the ruler. Cut it down like that. Or a cane across the back of the legs. Instead of putting it across the bottoms they used to go round the legs, you see. And sometimes they'd come along and pull your ear off. If you got caught talking at the table, come along and pull your ear, 'Get out.'