I am trying to trace James and Thomas McFall who were in Nazareth House, Bonnyrigg, Scotland in 1970. My dad Steve used to bring them to our house at weekends and I can remember us all celebrating my brother's birthday and James's in Jun 1970. Would love to hear from them or anybody who knows their whereabouts. I think they would be about 57 and 59 now or thereabouts. Many thanks in anticipation.
Hi, I'm looking for information regarding my father Victor Hansom senior who was placed into a Nazareth House home in the early 1940's. Dad's birth certificate states "father unknown".
Hi am looking to contact anyone that was in woodside children's home Dover , also redwood or juniper homes in Canterbury, st Augustine, chartam , in the 70s,
Unfortunately these where not good but would be great to talk with people that were there.
Or people remember me thank you
Looking for information on a children's home in South Norwood run by Croydon Council called Northwood, it was in Alverston gardens, I was there in the mid 80s,looking for anyone who was there with me, signed 30th March 2020.. My email address is songhurstjason@gmail.com
I was in Welburn children's home in Ovingham from 1978 to 1980. Does anyone have any information.Their was a brother and sister Darren and Sharon who were there at the same time as myself. This is Welburn children's home Ovingham Northumberland.
I’m looking for anyone that was in the four elms children’s home in Suffolk in the 1980s. It was at the time of the abuse and the murders......I was one of the children there at the time .
I was in a children's home in South Norwood run by Croydon Council called Northwood, it was mid 80s,looking for anyone that was there with me, would be good to hear from anyone who was there, I can remember a couple of names.. Signed Jason songhurst, 28th March 2020 songhurstjason@gmail.com
HI looking for Margaret Mary O'Brien living in Alton Hampshire 1950 birth 1930/1935 cork Ireland
Hello, i lived in Woodlawns children home Haslemere surrey from 1965/6 till 1969. Cant find any information on this childrens home! anyone else lived there around about that period? Thank you if you can help...
I'm looking for information from my aunt Margaret Joan Quinn, she was placed in a care home by her father Henry Quinn in about 1935-1939, she was born February 1933 in Hayes, Middlesex and lived at the time in Hounslow and had a younger brother William Henry Quinn (my father) who was taken in by their downstairs neighbours “The Halls”. My grandmother was Lena Grace Parry who left the family home. I am unable to find any further information regarding her whereabouts or care home she was taken to. Since she lived in Middlesex , I believe she might have been placed in Middlesex area and would appreciate information regarding the home she was in.
Thank you very much.
Lesley Quinn
lesleyjquinn@hotmail.com
Hi I was in ELFIN GROVE MATTOCK LANE EALING early 1950s I have photo of 4 of us sat eating a girl and 2 little boys who I believe were brothers
Hi, I am looking for any information about Anthony Colin Griffiths. He grew up in a children’s home (I believe in Cardiff). This would have likely been 1940s/50s. I am trying to trace my paternal line. His mother was called Winifred and the family was from Pontypridd.
Still looking for a lorraine Anita Mcintyre put in Broomhayes home/school in Devon. She has a brother and family looking for her. Her Birthdate is 16th Dec 1968.
Hi,
does any one remember Dennis Dutton he was a teacher at an orphanage near Henley Upon Thames
Adding my email address tripperwipper@hotmail.co.uk. looking for lorraine Anita McIntyre. Birthdate. 16th dec 1968. Aunties and cousins always thought she got adopted but it didn't go through. They think she was put in a place called Broomhayes in early 70s thankyou
If anyone has knowledge of these children living at Styal Cottage Homes, Wilmslow, Cheshire in the 1940's 50's please contact me ... their surname may be Howard or Needham:

Twins Ann & James, Reginald, Nora, Thomas, Arthur.
Their mother was Edna Bond.

Many Thanks.
hello my parents fosteted children in 1960s and 70s from a home in woking we lived in Egham surrey we had a little girl sarah jane woodcock mum and dad loved her a lot wanted to adopt her but couldnt i would love to find her and meet her i am 64 my mum Grace is 88 i would love her to see sarah jane never forgotten we loved you like a sister must be in fifties now our family was watkins anyone help please may live middx surrey or indeed anywhere as we have all spread elsewhere in country
To my earlier request I forgot to add that Pickering Garth was in Hull and closed in 1983. Many thanks
I’m looking for staff or children that were in Pickering Garth children’s home in the late 70s. I was put into the home in mid to late 77 and was later adopted and always wondered what happened to any of the other children in same time as me or the staff. My name at the time was David Freelance/Allen
Trying to find a children’s home in Camberley that was open in the 1970s
I was on Tennyson Lodge Harold Hill in 1984
I am trying to find about an orphan school in Buckinghamshire around 1911.

Does anyone have any information on this?

Thank you
Elizabeth Newton 1 February 2020
I am trying to find someone who had a relative attend the Royal School for the Blind Leatherhead, Surrey, in the years apprx 1910-1926. Even after paying for a search at the Surrey records Office, no information was found on my father in law. Records seem to be lost.
Pat
I am looking for information on my father. Alfred Roy Burns, born 1928. He was in Erdington Cottage Homes in 1939 which I picked up from the 1939 Census through Ancestry.co.uk.
I would like to know why he was in there and for how long.
Thank you.
Hi
I'm looking for anybody who went to the Farningham Homes For Boys in South Darenth Kent. I stayed there from 1945 till about 1955
I lived in House 1, House 2 and I believe house 8
When I was in House 1 my name was Bryan Daniels, and when I was adopted it was changed to Bryan Hall in 1948
I would love to hear from anybody who was at the home arounf my stay at Farngham
I was sent to children's home in approximately 1962 when I was aged 10. I believe it was just for summer holidays, Weston super Mare - I have no idea why or the name of the home, but just remember after breakfast we had to go out and I remember sitting on the beach crying as I did not know why I was there. My father was in the Navy but died when I was 5 years old and so my mother was a widow. Does anyone know whether there any homes where children went for a short period of time? The home overlooked the sea but I think it was up in the hills.
Hello. I'm searching for anyone who was in The Holt in Birstall in the early/mid 60's. Myself and my two brothers, Malcolm and Robert, went in there twice. Would be nice to hear from others who were in there too. Please feel free to email me at deb_beaumont@hotmail.com Thank you.
Hi Suzanne,I was at The Grange,Coventry from 1966-67.
The People in charge then were a Mr and Mrs Woolley and they had a teen aged Son named Reuben.
i am trying to trace a female called Charmaine Pegg who attended Whitewell House Childrens home in Frome in the early 1990's.
Many thanks
I am looking for information on a John Henry Thomas who was possibly living in a home for boys in the 1940s or 1950s, it was possibly run by the church and would be in the Droitwich Spa or Wolverhampton area, this is the only information I have. Thank you

Julie Pindar
Am trying to locate an orphanage that my parental grand mother was in from 1921-1931
She was from Ringwood
Her name Joan Irene Bradford
Her mother was Mary Louise Cuttler
Many thanks
Can Alison Gray who left a comment in September 2017 re my sister Alison Cheape please leave contact details

Not from the editor: Hi Alison,can you please let me have your email address or phone number so that I can pass it on to Tony. Please email me at hello@formerchildrenshomes.org.uk Many thanks!
Can Alison Gray that commented on post about my sister Andrina Cheape please email smithcsandra@aol.com. Many Thanks
Hi I'm looking into Trowbridge House in Hackney it was an assessment centre for us kids put into care, there was three parts I was in the unit where a Mrs tunicliff was in charge, I know it's now an adult care centre but what like to find out more information from others who were there in the mid 70s.
Hi I'm looking into Trowbridge House in Hackney it was an assessment centre for us kids put into care, there was three parts I was in the unit where a Mrs tunicliff was in charge, I know it's now an adult care centre but what like to find out more information from others who were there in the mid 70s. Please contact me at jlbewley14@gmail.com
The Commonwealth Children’s Society has a children’s home in West Malvern in the 1970’s. I worked there 1974/75. Anyone out there who worked there too or were you one of the children there? I would so love to meet you again. I have lots of photos of all the children and staff
Hi I am looking for any information on a dr barnardo's children's home in Croydon surry. This would of been in the 1940s as my mum passed away last year and I know she was brought up in a child home but it all I know does anyone know if there was any in Croydon surry back then
Hi I was hoping to find anybody I was in care with during the early to mid 70s
I was in Fountains in Rainham Essex
Then in Tennyson Lodge in Harold Hill.
My dad was in a children’s home in the late 60’s in Lincoln, I’m trying to find out which home it was does anyone know any Information on children’s home In the area . Thanks
I am looking for information about a mother and baby home in Wortley, near Leeds. My birth mother was called Vera Lloyd, and I was born there in November 1954.

If anyone has knowledge they could pass on to me please email me at alanfran@waitrose.com

Many thanks
I am enquiring about a children's home in Exeter which I think was called summerlands where my mother was placed in the late 1950's???

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: There was a Council-run home children's home on Lower Summerlands, Heavitree Road, Exeter. Hope this helps.
hello can anyone give me some information on a childrens home in lower wick worcester in the 1950 s. My dad went there . His name was Colin Bench. Many thanks xx

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: There was a home in Lower Wick House, Malvern Road which was run by Worcestershire Council. I hope this help.
Trying to find out any information on hartley Road children orphanage Nottingham from 1947-1958

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: You can find Hartley Road children's home listed on this page: http://www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/1900_orphanages.html
Hi, does anyone know of any orphanages in Newcastle-upon-Tyne around early 1900's.
Please contact me at.
sthompson1961@live.co.uk
Many thanks

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Try having a look at this page: http://www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/1900_orphanages.html
I would like to find out about the children’s home I worked in back in the 1950s. I remember that it was in Feltham very close to London Airport (now Heathrow). I trained there as a nursery nurse and then went on to be a Staff Nurse for two years.

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Was it St Anthony's?It was run by the Daughters of St Vincent de Paul. Find out more here: www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/st_vincent_de_paul
Does anyone have any information on The Foster Home " Eagles Nest" Hampstead London in 1939 or the babies that were there?

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: This is an extract from the Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Hampstead Borough -
The Foster Home, 'Eagle's Nest, 99 Haverstock Hill
This institution which is organised and controlled by a voluntary committee, is housed in a mansion with a large garden, and is doing excellent work. During 1932, twelve babies, and a nursing mother and her baby were admitted. There are 28 beds for 'first' babies of unmarried mothers which are always occupied. On an average,about one half of the inmates come from Hampstead. The home receives a donation of £200 per annum from the Borough Council, and also a grant from the London County Council under the Local Government Act,1929.

I would try the London Met Archives to see if any further records exist - https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/london-metropolitan-archives/Pages/default.aspx
I went to Hazlebury open air school in the 70s.
I knew two brothers Danny and Julian Thomas, where are you now..
And a Brian Figg , who I used to help him with his walking!
I had a teacher Miss Blight.
There were two teachers father and son Mr Woods I think .I could be wrong..
The Head Teacher was Mrs Moscrop.
Any one knows any one I've mentioned please get in touch.
Jaynej239@gmail.com

NOTE FROM EDITOR: Our directory of open air schools is here - www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/open_air_schools_directory.html
Message for Nicholas Chapman. Kimpton House is now a nursery school

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Kimpton House, Southsea, Hampshire.
I was sent to a home in Devon called Heathercombe, it was on the very top of the hill outside of Manaton I was taken there in 1971 I think, a long steep road and a hairpin bend then a short but steeper hill to the top of what were timber cottages. I would like to know if anyone remembers their time there? Back then I was a very shy redheaded boy recovering from my parents separation I guess, my older sister came with me
Thanks
Donald

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: There are memories from Heathercombe Brake Convalescent home here- www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/convalescent_homes_memories.html
I was sent to a home in Devon called Heathercombe, it was on the very top of the hill outside of Manaton I was taken there in 1971 I think, a long steep road and a hairpin bend then a short but steeper hill to the top of what were timber cottages. I would like to know if anyone remembers their time there? Back then I was a very shy redheaded boy recovering from my parents separation I guess, my older sister came with me
Thanks
Donald