Beecholme · childrens homes · Institutional Abuse · Uncategorized


BEECHOLME CHILDREN’S HOME A SURVIVOR’S TALE   I often receive messages via this blog, but recently I received one that stopped me in my tracks.  It is from someone who saw my blog post on Beecholme and felt compelled to write.  I was so moved by the honesty and triumph over such adversity, I couldn’t… Continue reading BEECHOLME CHILDREN’S HOME – A SURVIVOR’S TALE

London · Tales From The Past · Uncategorized

TALES FROM THE PAST: ‘Christmas Dinner to Poor Children’

TALES FROM THE PAST ‘CHRISTMAS DINNER TO POOR CHILDREN’ On 26th December 1883, The Times newspaper published an article regarding the feeding of poor children at Christmas and it struck a chord in how attitudes and society has regressed. THE TIMES, 26TH DECEMBER 1883 CHRISTMAS DINNER TO POOR CHILDREN – ABOUT About 300 poor children… Continue reading TALES FROM THE PAST: ‘Christmas Dinner to Poor Children’

Child Migration Scheme · Uncategorized


THE BEGINNING OF THE CHILD MIGRANT SCHEME “I will bring farmers here” As iiCSA has this week begun hearing testimony from former child migrants who endured such unbearable experiences and who illustrate the trauma and pain caused by such heinous actions, I will be writing a few posts here and there regarding the Child Migration… Continue reading CHILD MIGRANTS – THE BEGINNING

Child Sexual Abuse · Justice System · London · PIE · Uncategorized


THE BRIXTON BROTHEL PAEDOPHILE GANG 1969 In 1970 six men appeared at the Old Bailey charged with offences against young children.  All six were found guilty and all subsequently jailed for differing amounts of time. They were: JOHN AUSTIN NAPIER, 57, a post office telegraphist who lived at 42 Solon Road, Brixton.  Admitted 28 charges… Continue reading THE BRIXTON BROTHEL

Investigations · Police Operations · Uncategorized


POLICE OPERATIONS A-Z LIST Some are unnamed or names are redacted – taken from the list obtained by Cathy Fox (see link at the bottom of this post.) OP ALAMO: Norfolk Police: Investigation into Sheringham Court School during 1970s. OP ALTUS: Bedfordshire Police: 2015 Investigation into child sexual abuse. OP ASTER: IPCC: Investigation into police… Continue reading POLICE OPERATIONS: A-Z

Child Sexual Abuse · Investigations · Operation Hydrant - Overarching · Uncategorized

OPERATION HYDRANT: Overarching investigation in to abuse

Operation Hydrant Facts and Figures In May 2015, the National Police Chiefs’ Council announced they were amalgamating many cases of ‘historic’ sexual abuse being investigated by different forces under one large collective called Operation Hydrant. Operation Hydrant was set up when it became apparent that Forces around the country were investigating a significant number of… Continue reading OPERATION HYDRANT: Overarching investigation in to abuse

Child Sexual Abuse · Church · Elm Guest House · London · Richmond · Roger Gleaves · Soho Connections · Uncategorized


ROGER CHARLES AUGUSTINE GLEAVES – TIMELINE Roger C Gleaves, born 1935, Marylebone Mother = Elsie Edith Mugridge (b.1902, Kensington) Father = William H Gleaves (b.1900, Wandsworth) Married = 1929, Brentford Sister = C Gleaves – 1936, Surrey North Eastern, Kent Brother = M Gleaves – 1944, Leeds Sister = B Gleaves – 1947, Surrey Mid… Continue reading THE SOHO CONNECTIONS: Roger Gleaves

BBC · Child Sexual Abuse · Government · Investigations · London · Missing · Uncategorized · Unsolved crimes · Whistleblowers

A WHISTLEBLOWER SPEAKS: Child Protection Expert speaks to UK Column

In August 2016, an ex Detective from the Metropolitan Police gave an interview to Brian Gerrish at UK Column about his experiences of cover ups involving paedophiles and the apathy within the police when dealing with children who are vulnerable and victims of sexual crimes.  It also raises the issue of police whistleblowers and the… Continue reading A WHISTLEBLOWER SPEAKS: Child Protection Expert speaks to UK Column