What can I say, I was in childcare in the sixties, 1963 in fact, I was at New Hayes and I have nothing but praise for John Cross and his staff. I was also at Fernlea childrens home in Quarry st. By any strecth of the imagination I was a handfull I think Frank Gorman was in charge, he did give me the odd clatter but I have to admit I derserved it. From where I came from the place was great. If it had not been for men like Mr Gorman and John Cross I dread to think what may have become of me. I am now nearly sixty and look back on that time with fondness. P.S. John Cross is still alive and I like to think of him as a very good friend. Mervin Clarke, Co Cork Ireland.