Hello to you all!
I would like to solve a problem which has darkened my life over the decades, and which has very much to do with Glasgow, therefore I post my query here.
If another forum would be more suitable, please moderator, can you move it?
I lived with my young family in Pussil Park until 1963, and had my third son Peter on October, 15th 1957 in the Maternity Hospital of the old Lennox Castle, which was mainly a hospital for the mentally handicapped, a very large one indeed.
I have searched all websites I found about Lennox Castle, but cannot find a solution to my problem, I hope an older person, a woman perhaps who also had a baby there at that time, or someone who belonged to the staff of the hospital can help me.
This is what I know that happened: when my little Peter was three days old one of the inmates of the mental wards seems to have attacked several babies. The mothers were not informed what exactly had happened but my Peter was taken to The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh. His Dad went to see him there, but held me back to go to see Peter, I was quite ill, and had two other boys to look after, and my husband said I should not see what state our baby was in. I know that my husband threatened to sue the hospital in Lennox Castle, but someone ( a doctor?) told him not to even start because it would cost him every penny he had, and he would not win.
Rumours were running wild, at one time it was said that five of the babies had actually died from the attack - I don't know.
Our Peter had very bad head injuries, and spent a long time in Edinburgh.
He is now nearly 50 years old, and I am still concerned and bewildered as to what happened in Lennox Castle on or around the 18th, of October 1957?
Can anyone help with information?
Could one of you direct me onto the website of a Glasgow Newspaper which I could read online, perhaps an edition of around that time, please?
Thank you very much in advance.
Kind regards across the sea from Germany where I live now.
'Old age is no place for sissies.'