Early Life

Mark Baggley: Christmas Bauble

Mark was born in 1960 in Hull and grew up in Scunthorpe. Mark went to his local primary school and then was sent to a residential special school in Lincolnshire at the age of eleven. From there Mark went on to a residential special college in Coventry.

Here Mark recalls his earliest memory of home.

  • Mark Baggley


I remember being sat on the floor, a lot of the times I had my legs in frog plaster when I was a child to sort out a dislocated hip. And my Nana had this giant bauble on the Christmas tree, and somebody had bought me a cannon that fired little rubber – wooden shells. And I pressed this button and this shell shot across the room, smashed my Nana’s favourite glass bauble, and I just remember her being quite upset about it. But that was about my earliest memory that I can think of, I think. Destructive from the beginning, you see.

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