Marella, the forgotten institution: Sooty (Kevin) Welsh

“Maybe it’s a blessing in disguise” says Sooty (Kevin) Welsh of the fact that he has no memories of Marella Boys Home where he was taken at the age of 4. Revisiting the site of the home for the first time in 50 years, with no signage to denote its history, Sooty considers the importance of - or lack of it - remembering an unhappy time, both for himself and for others.

Keywords: Identity; childhood; stolen generations; moving; change, city