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Davos, Switzerland Sunday Mercury & Kunzle

mhemery

master brummie
two names i remember no three a swedish lad called zeph a cockney lad called george who arrived about june 64 with a beatles haircut
and a young boy of 7 who was stephen summerhill the younger brother of a b,ham city fc player at the time
 

swiss miss 1963

Brummie babby
:fat: l'm really enjoying reading all these memories of Pro Juventute,l hope one day someone l remember will turn up here.
l'm one of the older ones being there in 1963.Afew names,Carole Robinson,Jackie Savage,Pauline Lax.Gwynith Strong.
Thanks to peckham rose for the pics.l wonder how many english kids passed through tutte over the years?l know the Give a Girl Health Fund sent the first child in 1953.
 

little terror

proper brummie kid
Hello mhemery, If you look at my previous entries numbers 45 and 56 you will see we were in Davos at the same time I was on W4 at first ,but finished off on W3 in the six bed "simmer" after we were all seperated due to chicken pox .
 

little terror

proper brummie kid
I have a post card photo of the Albert ice sculpture . I also have several black and white photos .but need IT skills to skan them.
Two of the Red Cross ladies that escorted children in the sixties were Miss England and Mrs Ioson,both from Leamington Spa, who lived next door to each other.
Sadly now long departed . Mrs Ioson also suffered from Asthma ,and Mrs England was among the first Red Cross to enter Belson in 1945
 

mhemery

master brummie
hi little terror thanks for your response great to hear from someone who was inn davos at the same time,
we must have have watched churchills funeral together although reading your previos posts your name dos,nt ring a bell
my name is michael emery, it would be nice to see any photos you have, once you work it out i can identify with your I.T problem
i was on the top floor of juventute cant remember any ward number , ithink the lad you called zeke was the one i called zeph,
i also remember making in the kitchen at night what we thought was toffee ie sugar on aspoon and heated over the gas
it was nice at the time i,ll have a good think and write my memories down as they come to me
interesting about the red cross ladies , the one i remember was ms dickins or dickinson.
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
i am really enjoying all these memories and photos..its a long time ago but my friend colleen steadman also went to switzerland organised by the give a girl health fund..hard to put a definate year on it now but i think it would have been between 1963/65..wonder if anyone remembers her..

lyn
 

swiss miss 1963

Brummie babby
Hi Michael,Thanks for posting your pic,also the letter is interesting.l went home from Davos at the end of Aug 63.Hope one day l will recognise someone who posts.How long did you stay and where were you housed?l was in pro juventute 2nd floor l think.l did go back in 1989 when l celebrated my 40th birthday.l met with Dr Meyer,he even had my file,complete with mugshot that was taken when l arrived.It was nice to take my mom round all the parts of Davos including some of the cable car lifts of which,some were out of bounds when l was living there.We had birthday cake at schneiders,plus l spent a fortune on chocolates they were selling.we also took a train ride to San Moritz.Happy memories.
 

mhemery

master brummie
hi swiss miss, thanks for your reply. I was in davos from oct 64 to april 65 and if my memory serves me right i was on the top floor of pro juventute, ive often thought of returning for a visit and wondered wether i would recognise places,i dont think we had trip to st moritz but i do remember a cresta style bobsleigh run which we watched the professionals on and i remember the toboganing we used to do at the back of juventute i think. happy memories indeed.
 

mhemery

master brummie
hi malcolm, thanks for posting your photos realy fantastic, I had a quick scan this morning before work and never had time to reply,but I spotted my self on the first photo of post 110 front row 2nd from right a sad faced little red indian, i think the sad face was due camera shyness as i was very happy there and i remember that time dressing up as indians very well, but any way i,v had a smile on my face all day, thanks to you, you did say you had a post card of the albert ice statue i would love to see that if poss.
 

Trevorretired

New Member
My name is Trevor Stockton I was in Pro Juventute sanatorium in 1956/ 1957 and still have the fondest memories of my time there. It would be interesting to know if any of the children who were there at that time use this forum. Two names that I remember where Ernest Easterby and Carol Peel. My wife and I were married on 1st June 1968 and unbeknown to us a photographer from the Sunday Mercury was taking photos of us, you can imagine our surprise when we opened the paper on Sunday second of June to see ourselves in there. The reason for the story was that were spending our honeymoon in Davos. We visited the sanatorium and the english church where I sang in the choir.
 

Tony Beasley

proper brummie kid
Hi
My name is Tony Beasley, i went to Chateau Bruexelles for six months in June 1953. I do remember another lad namad Chritopher, cant remember his sirname though. Does he remember cleaning the brasses in the church? boring job!. The teachers names i think were Miss Skivington-Miss Ayes-and a Mr Yoxall. Did your husband keep his log book for his stay at the chateau, i have and read it now and then. If i remember correct we came back to England earlier than expected for some reason or other. Did he leave from Snow Hill railway station? because i have a group photo, plus quite a lot of us at Davos. Lots of lovely memories. All the best Tony.
 

swiss miss 1963

Brummie babby
Hi Gibbo,l was there from 27/1/63-28/8/63.It will be 50 years tomorrow.Maybe some of the kids would have still been there when l was in Davos.If you can remember any names let me know.l've got some pics in an album and l did write the names of the children beside each pic.Also did you know we are on facebook?Under " people who went to Davos Switzerland for asthma"You may even catch up with someone there who knows you.Regards Margaret Okey.
 

gibbo48

New Member
Hi tony i'm trev I was there 8 years later.what remember most was ice skating all winter.i did go to a reunion 25 years ago but lost touch with them
 

gibbo48

New Member
Hi margeret,i'm afraid the names I remember would have left by then (i think) my daughter has all my photos l'll get some back see if I get a reminder
 

little terror

proper brummie kid
Hello again ,still can't find the photo of Albert ice statue. Have you tried the facebook page as per post 117 its very good
 
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