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Current Comments:
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423
17th of April 2015 05:38 PM by Shirley case
Does anybody remember our family we were in there for about 2yrs I've only just found this site .
All I remember that I was only 5/6 due to my mums illness and father was in the merchant navy, I'm 67 yrs old now just thinking if anyone remembers us
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422
17th of April 2015 01:11 PM by scott
Colne Cottage Cromer

I was there in the 60s. I think its closed now.

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421
11th of April 2015 07:11 PM by Loraine Acton
My husband's mother and sister were in a home in Southampton in the late 1920's.
My husband was always led to believe it was a Seaman's orphanage as their father was a Merchant Seaman. Does anybody have an idea's of any orphanages in that area, I do know it was not Barnardo's
Post number:
420
11th of April 2015 07:00 PM by Alma Ramsey
Hello I am trying to find out about Boys home in Shaw Street Liverpool my father John Arthur Ramsey was in there he was admitted May 2nd 1930 and left 7th January 1932. My father was 13yrs when he was admitted his home address at that time was Atheldene Road Walton.He had 2 brothers younger than him but I don't know if they were there sadly they have all past away. The home went on to be called St Vincents & Was then run by a priest if anyone has any information about the home I would be very grateful. Thank You
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419
11th of April 2015 12:43 AM by Ian griffiths
I was in eastry childrens home in 1977 to 1978. Would like to hear from anyone who was there at that time. I was known as ginger as well as griff. My e-mail is iggsy1@hotmail.com
Post number:
418
7th of April 2015 01:07 AM by Ian griffiths (oakley)
I was at eastry childrens home from 1977 to 1978. I think it was thorn cottage i was in. I'd like to hear from anyone who remembers me, i was known as "ginger". I was also at spurgeons childrens home in birchington kent in the early 60's but my memories of there are very vague. If you know me please drop me a line at iggsy1@hotmail.com
Thanks
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417
3rd of April 2015 08:05 PM by peter sullivan website: http://petejsullivan@hotmail.co.uk
I was born in November 18th 1928, mother 's name Margaret Ellen sullivan she lived at 24 palmer grove Birkenhead she was a daily domestic servant at Salisbury street Birkenhead. From my birth certificate my father is unknown, I would appreciate any information you may have regards how I spent my younger years as I have no real recognision other than I had Scarlet fever and later wento to live with a family in Mold North Wales. I would love to know what happened to my mother, so would appreciate any help or information you may have concerning me.
Post number:
416
3rd of April 2015 08:04 PM by Patricia Calder
I am researching the Lindstrom family. Two of the children were orphaned in 1887 and sent from Scotland in 1887 to the Liverpool Seamans Orphanage.
Frederick was born in 1878 and was accepted into the orphanage in 1887. He then went to the USA in 1897.

His sister Mary Agnes in 1887 was taken to the orphanage in 1887 but as she was 13 years old the orphanage said that she was too old to stay there.
Their father was Swedish Neil Lindstrom and mother was Scottish Catherine McNaughton.

I am wondering if anyone knows where the orphanage might have sent her after refusing her entry.. Any help would be appreciated.
Patricia
Post number:
415
3rd of April 2015 07:52 PM by peter sullivan website: http://petejsullivan@hotmail.co.uk
I am trying to find any information about my early years. I have limited information other than I was born at 24 palmer grove birkenhead on the 18th April 1928 . My mother 's name was Margaret Ellen Sullivan, she was emplyed as a daily domestic servant working at salisbury Road, Birkenhead Liverpool. From my birth certificate my father is listed as unknown. I believe I was placed in a children's home or possibly an Orphanage from an early age. I was taken in by a family living in Mold North Wales when I had contracted Scarlet fever and was recovering. This is all I know about my family, I would love to learn whether I was abandoned and if I have any more living relatives ie Mother having more children?
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414
3rd of April 2015 04:19 PM by david taylor
yes I remember well The Cottage Homes ,Mr Price from Heol Gam had a film club once a week, my main focus of interest was Susan Jones who was the daughter of the man that was in charge of the homes, I was totally in love with that beautiful girl ,she was a pupil in the year above me, and I still am.
Post number:
413
1st of April 2015 03:37 PM by Olwen mitchell (nee Powell) website: http://Olwen.mitchell@icloud.com
I was a patient in 1952 . I was then about 8. I don't remember the names of any other children. I had TB.
Post number:
412
31st of March 2015 12:40 PM by Angela baxter website: http://angbaxter1958@gmail.com
I am looking for anyone that knew my mum she was born in 1939 her name was Carol Ann Howe I would be grateful for any info
She went to Edgeworth children's home
Post number:
411
31st of March 2015 12:24 PM by Katherine
Hello this is a long shot , my Father was raised in care in surrey , the only memories he has is being in a home that had houses , a school and house for the person in charge, going by the description it might have been Banstead Cottage homes , he would have been there in the 1930s if there is anyone that knows anything or anyone that was in the home at the time I would be grateful my Father was Brian Hackett(he has given me permission to print name )
Thanks Kathy
Post number:
410
30th of March 2015 08:04 PM by Anna
Looking for anyone who was at fair lawns, kings croft, allestree, derby from 1984 to 1986
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409
23rd of March 2015 12:44 PM by Dee
I am trying to find out if an Elsie May Nicholson born Solihull in1911 and the born daughter of Elizabeth Nicholson of Brierley Hill, was adopted by a family named Ball. The father Bertrand was a police officer
I cannot find any adoption as it was pre 1926'
Where could I find possible guardianship records or similar
Post number:
408
23rd of March 2015 09:50 AM by Helen collins
Hi. I was in Druids Cross children's home in Woolton Liverpool from about 1968 till just before it closed about 1970. My sister and I have very fond memories of the home in particular Rene Carter & Sister Mary Gregson.

Sister Mary kept in touch with us till I was about 16. We visited her when I was about 14 in Blackburne House Lancs. At that visit she set up a screen & showed us hours of cine footage of our time in care. Until then I had only 1 tatty photo. What a joy to see those images. She has since died about 20 years ago but I'm hoping somewhere out there her cine tapes still exist. I know she had a brother in America who was a doctor & a mentally handicapped brother in Lancashire.

Maybe you can help..?.?

Would also love to hear from anyone else who was there.

Thank You.
Post number:
407
21st of March 2015 08:59 PM by Peter Taylor website: http://www.stgeorgesharrogate.org
I am an old boy of the former St George's House, Northern Police Orphanage,Otley Rd, Harrogate.
As webmaster I am always on the lookout for other St George's old boys and girls who wish to make themselves known and re-establish contact with some of their former friends - if you know anyone who went to our orphanage would you kindly ask them to get in touch with me via email: stgeorgesharrogate@gmail.com
Thank you.
Peter Taylor.
Post number:
406
18th of March 2015 09:27 PM by Peter Brown
Hi I am searching for anyone who was living at St Nicholas childrens home in the middle 1950's to 1961. You can contact me at , (pbrown2054@gmail.com) or phone 01952 594488.

Regards,
Peter
Post number:
405
18th of March 2015 03:31 PM by Susanmeek
Please I was in kyerpark hospital with tb in the 1950my name than was Susan beare do any one remember me iif so please contact me on susanmeek1948@icloud.com thank you from susan
Post number:
404
16th of March 2015 02:29 PM by Lorraine Roberts website: http://ltrpro@googlemail.com
I am looking for two people who would of been living in a childrens home in Wallasey, I think on Union Rd off Seabank Rd, during the early 1970's if my memory serves me right. I have always thought them to be brother and sister named Debbie and Joey. Debbie was the oldest and used to wear glasses. They were my best friends for the time I was there and I often remember them and wonder how they are and where they ended up?

Please get in touch if you know of them or you are Debbie or Joey and you are reading this now.
Post number:
403
14th of March 2015 05:06 PM by Peter Brown
HI iam trying to contact anbody who was in St Nicholas or St Magarets Childrens home, Kinsworthy Winchester. I and my brother George Brown lived at St Nicholas. between 1952 and 1960. These are some of the boys who were in the home the same time as my brother and me.Jan Burgess, Alan Hovind, Ronnie Smith, Richard Minter, Ian Ford, Mervin Dan, Michael Green, Earnest May, Laurence King.

Regards Peter.
Post number:
402
14th of March 2015 01:19 PM by Robert Brathwaite
Hi I am trying to trace some family history on behalf of a close friend whose mother (now deceased) was placed in care in a Family Cottage Home at Aldringham, Leiston, Suffolk in about 1954/5. Her name was Patricia Robinson and she was about 8 years old at the time and we think she remained there until she finished school. She also had a sister in care with her called Yvonne.

Any information regarding the Cottage Home itself or the above mentioned persons would be greatly appreciated....

Yours very hopefully

Robert Brathwaite email: robbrath@hotmail.com
Post number:
401
13th of March 2015 07:46 AM by Lesley Wyer website: http://lesleywyer@bigpond.com
My last message contained an incorrect email address., Here it is again.

I have been searching for the birth record of my Great Grandmother, Laura Matthews, b about 1857. The 1861 Census says she was living in Hillingdon Middlesex, living with a family called Jones as a "nurse child". Would you have any information on how I should find out more about nurse children? Thank you Lesley Wyer (Brisbane Australia)
Post number:
400
9th of March 2015 11:07 PM by Janice clarke website: http://clrb660@aol.com
Hi would like to know if anyone one was in Brandon home in County Durham in the 70, s as my brother Ian kell was there at around 1977 to 1979
Post number:
399
6th of March 2015 06:56 PM by jill dennington
My father just passed away.
I am looking for a lady called jill Simone Jeanie surname unknown.
She lived in a big white house in Ollerton Nottinghamshire. She took in my father and his two younger brothers. Unsure of name of house or home
Can anyone pls help.
Post number:
398
4th of March 2015 08:31 AM by vicky
hello
i would like to find out where my mum was fostered throughout her childhood. she was born in 1953. her name was marjorie margaret mitchel. she was one of 10 children who were also placed in care. if anyone knows any inform please email me. vickywarren242@yahoo.co.uk
Post number:
397
28th of February 2015 11:48 PM by susan pickering website: http://facebook
I was in hessle homes hessle, Selworthy close Bransholme hull, Coldstream close longhill, spring cottage off ings road i think hull from 1970s to me leaving when i was nearly 16 anyone remember me or the homes ive been to see most of them but have closed now the best one was hessle homes my brother was there and we met 2 brothers who became friends with my brother
Post number:
396
28th of February 2015 06:19 PM by john bryant
hello i was in shenley field cottage homes i was there from 1958 to 1965 i was there with my 2 sisters which they was placed in another house as we could not stay together duz anybody out there remember me
Post number:
395
24th of February 2015 05:51 AM by Michael reed
Hi,hart sleep nursey,odium,Hampshire.i'm trying to trace relatives of residents of the area who fostered children out at the week-ends here in 1956-7.
Post number:
394
23rd of February 2015 11:55 PM by Michael reed
hi,does any one remember lady well nursey,London in 1953-1955,would love to know more,may be photos of the place,thanks.,
Post number:
393
23rd of February 2015 03:26 PM by valerie hardy
braybrook house was part of the cottage homes wednesfield it was the reception /home
you were assessed here and placed into one of the other cottages it later was the last one in use till the homes closed in 1977
Post number:
392
23rd of February 2015 04:07 AM by Anthony Featherstone (Tony)
I am looking for infromation from anyone who remembers me or my brother, as I believe we both stayed at the cottage homes during the 40s and/or 50s. Unfortunately I do not know the exact home's name.
Fingers crossed - Tony Featherstone Email: stonearch2423@gmail.com
Post number:
391
22nd of February 2015 01:12 PM by Ann Brine website: http://ann.brine@yahoo.co.uk
My husband was adopted in about 1943. He was born at St Teresa's in Salford in 1941. We think he might have been transferred to Claughton Hall before his adoption. Is there any information about this place having been used as a "STOP-GAP" for children waiting for adoption and where will records be stored? Thank You.
Post number:
390
21st of February 2015 11:08 PM by Faye Jones
Hi we are looking for my Nans missing sister who we believe was in the cottage homes in fazakerley liverpool, my nan would have been Eileen Payne and she believes her sister was called Mary Payne, my Nan was born in 1939 and believes Mary was a few years older than her. My Nan thinks she was around 8 or 9 years old when she met Mary at the cottage homes and Mary was around 16 or 17 at this time so maybe around 1947. If you have any information at all please email me fayej14@hotmail.com Thankyou
Post number:
389
21st of February 2015 05:37 PM by penelope lucas
i was in lane cottage childrens home walton on naze in the late 50s,anyone remember the willsher family
Post number:
388
20th of February 2015 11:45 PM by MICHAEL BETTS website: http://jerryrlee1@hotmail.co.uk
was at southveiw what was part of erdington cottages homes i was at southview from 1970 to 1972 when in 1972 to 1980 i was sent to went number 8 glenedth the staff was pauline hawkins the head aunte rose aunte arm strong aunte lorrine aunte zita anute liderate . i still rember the childrens home only like i was there yesterday i can still see the dinning room leanding in to the kitchen then the long hall way from the front door to the toilets and bath room and the stairs lending to the girls and the boys dormentrees aunte pauline bedroom was in between the two main dormentrees in the bath room was a ba th and a shower in the line was about six bathroom sinks and next door was the toilets the was 4 toilets and the shoe cabinet was oppiste the toilets the kithchen floor was red bricks by the back door was a long brick shed oppisite was a boiler room and the back yard was long and wide with a big wooden fence seperateing the back yards we had a taxi party lucas party on formams road in sparkhill by coach we had the cross keys party at the cross keys pub in erdington on station road at the back the the cross keys was a big stage we had day trips our own wooden hut for weekend discos the church we went to every sunday and we had to go to church on christmas day befor we could open our christmas presents at the cottage homes i learnt to cycle on a chopper push bike what all the boy and girls at number 8 had to share the push bike beening in care was the best time of my life if i could turn back the time i will live my life agin at 8 clenedth we had our own playing feilds where we had a big swing called the wiches hat it was fun to be on and now new homes has been built on the playing fields if any staff who are working at number 8 please dont be scared to e mail me i be happy to talk about great
Post number:
387
20th of February 2015 08:06 PM by julie beardsworth website: http://jas476820@gmail.com
My father and his two siblings were in this facility cira 1926 for around 10 years. His place of birth unknown. I am trying to trace his family tree. If anyone could supply me with any information regarging entry register to the homes I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you
Post number:
386
19th of February 2015 02:50 PM by Angela baxter website: http://angbaxter1958@gmail.com
I am looking into the history of my mother boRN in Hampstead Belize London in 1939 I know she was put in a care home and I know she knew Shirley Ann field who went to edgworth children's home my mothers name is Carol Ann Howe would be grateful for any information
Post number:
385
18th of February 2015 03:38 PM by Tracy Hodder
I am looking for my cousin John Fleming born 3rd May 1964 in Portsmouth Hampshire, I have been told that he went into The Cottage Homes but not sure where, I would love to get in touch with him.
Post number:
384
17th of February 2015 12:15 AM by Becky Deighton
I'm trying to locate details of Nor House in Bristol which was where some children from Downend went to after it closed. I can find no reference to it at all. Can anyone help please?
Post number:
383
16th of February 2015 08:44 PM by Maureen McKillican
Looking for info on the Victoria Orphanage, Shirland Road, Paddington or where I could find records for children who were in this facility

TIA
Maureen McKillican
mmck25@telus.net
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382
16th of February 2015 06:00 PM by JOHN BATSON website: http://jbelectricalservices@fsmail.net
I WAS AT THIS HOME FROM 1946 FOR 4 YEARS CAN I SEE MY RECORDS AND COME TO
THE HOME. DOES ANY ONE REMEMBER ME.
Post number:
381
16th of February 2015 05:50 PM by steven lee
i am looking for information about staff an children in cranbourne cottage home during the 1950/1960 s
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380
16th of February 2015 08:37 AM by Michael reed
Hi,I see your interested in nelson cottage,Dorking,I emailed my help to the link on here but the message came back on my iPad,can't conect to subscriber?
Post number:
379
15th of February 2015 10:59 PM by Jackie O'Connor website: http://jackie_oconnor@hotmail.com
Hello I'm looking into my late mothers family history and have just found her father John Sumner born circa 1906 was in the School at Hartley Road, Nottingham according to census he was approx 4. Why were children out in here and where did they go as rumour has it he ended up in Canada? Any help/comments appreciated. Thank you
Post number:
378
15th of February 2015 08:47 PM by Michael reed website: http://Mr594468@gmail.com
nelson and Hampton cottages,Surrey. was any one in there 1961 through the 1960s,would like to be in touch.also I have a lot of information today on these homes if you need help.
Post number:
377
14th of February 2015 05:01 PM by Nancy
My Grand Father was in a home called Middlemoore home I noticed the children all had ther pictures

Taken If so His name is James Gilbert Moore If you have a picture of him as a Child could I see it Thank You so Much Nancy
Post number:
376
13th of February 2015 12:08 PM by GAIL Friars website: http://gailfriars@hotmail.co.uk
Hi I am looking for information on the old children's home that was Strawberry Field in Liverpool . I have found the usual photographs from the Internet of the old building but no more . I would be interested in the running of the home etc and any internal photographs..
Thank You
Gail
Post number:
375
12th of February 2015 05:10 PM by John Cowie website: http://email.. johncowie3@hotmail.co.uk
My mother was an inmate at the Princess Louise home for girls at Kingston upon Thames. Her name was Winifred Ann Steward she was there from about 1920 and left in mid 1929. Cannot find any of home records. but do have other information