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Memory of the past

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Accession No: TWCMS : 2009.310
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Summary
Colin's story is about his memories of his mother.

By Colin Winstanley

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This story was inspired by a feeding cup from the collections at the Regional Resource Centre at Beamish.


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When I was a child I can see my mam lying in bed very ill. And the feding cup which I saw at Beamish Hall reminded me of it, the drinking cup. The fire was lit pstairs, you never see that now and she was taken away, total body cacaclysm and she went to hospital. She was in Willington for one week, she died. The good memories are what I have. I know she died but she said some nice things to me.

The room that my mam died in, it was a nice bedroom, big main bedroom and she had a bed pulled towards the window so she could see out of it. There was an ordinary coal fire in the corner. It was just a nice room, a nice place to be for somebody like that. I know it's wrong for me to say it like that but I think it give my mam wee bit of happiness.

This is a very emotional story told with such honesty. Posted on 22/02/2010 at 03:10:23

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