Hello looking fir children's home I went to whilst court case to decide my future 1970/71
My uncle was born in a mother and baby home in Hammersmith, my grandmothers name was Margaret Archer, (not her maiden name, that's unknown to me) the baby boy was born between 1947, and 1950, I know he was alive and well in the 80's as he searched out my mother who has since died. He was raised by a vicar I believe, but as I don't know his name, or his exact date of birth, I'm stuck. If anyone has any tips I'd appreciate it greatly
Hi I am looking for anyone who was resident in alderton house walmer in 1980 81 like to hear from them .
Hi I am trying to find as much information regarding my late mother. Her name was Joan Grace Carter and she was in the Erdington Cottage Homes after the passing of her mother in February 1941. Unfortunately we have very little information but would really love to find out absolutely anything. Thank you in advance.


EDITOR: Please contact Birmingham Archives at the Library of Birmingham. They hold the records from Erdington Cottage Homes and so may be able to help you. www.libraryofbirmingham.com
I am researching the Harris Orphanage, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire where my Grandmother Clara Gillett and her sisters Bessie and Margaret were from 1910 until 1922. Lancashire County records hold some records but have a 100yr. hold on them. I am looking for any photographs from that time of the children who were at the Harris Orphanage. I have some of the buildings and a couple of the children which I found on Bing and Flickr.
Having found this website, I can only hope that there may be some person able to help me solve the mystery in my life.
I am seventy five now, when I was three in 1945 I was ' sent away' for five months.
From May to November 1945
I have always understood the ' home' was somewhere in Devon. It was certainly in the countryside.
It was a grand and large mansion with sweeping lawns and a cedar tree, with a conservatory across the back of the house.
My name was Elaine Seabrook.
My father Frank E Seabrook had a persuasive and difficult personality. The Seabrook family had strong links with St Bartholomews Hospital and I have always understood that it was through this link that I was sent to a children's home.
However, there are no records of my childhood in the Barts archive, in the London Metropolitan archive, or the local authority Lewisham archives.
Both my parents were secretive people and I learnt not to ask questions as they would never be answered.
I am still, now, at this age unable to resolve this mystery.
If I could only see the building it would help me.

If anyone has any knowledge of where this home was I would be so grateful to know.
Thank you for reading.
My email is : elainefletcher.no5@gmail.com
Liverpool orphanage files 1930s and 1940s are held in Carlisle ,Cumbria Archive.The children were in the Lake Disrict during the war.The case files survived because they were left behind.I have recently accessed records .Permission obtained through the Liverpool Diocese .There are 57 case files.
I was in a childrens home in Hastings mid 1950's. I just remember a big double fronted house up a hill. Does it ring any bells with anyone? They took me to a barbers & had my long plaits cut off l remember being upset at my short hair. The school l went to was a walking distance (as everything was in 1950's) but l recall old red brick. Can anyone give a a clue as to where l was? Trying to lay my unhappy childhood to rest! X
I was in a children's home named Maryland or Marysland somewhere in the U.K.. I was there from 1948 - 1951. I was born in Reading, England and have since relocated to California U.S.A. I can only remember two first names of children that were there during my stay, the names are, Tony and Evilyn. At that time most kids called me Bobby. If any one remembers being there at the time frame mentioned please contact me by email.
I was born in Sunnyside Maternity Hospital, Cheltenham in January 1950. I was placed in St. Catherines Childrens Home, Berkeley Place, Cheltenham shortly afterwards and then adopted in April 1952. I am seeking information regarding my mother Gwyneth. At the time I believe she worked at The Fleece Hotel in Gloucester. Also there was a Mrs Price who had some connection with the orphanage.
I have recently found out I have a sister like me she was adopted from birth. My sister who I am searching for was born Andrina Mary Cheape she was born in Clements park unmarried mother home in Lochee, Dundee in `1965. Does any know how to search for there file.
I'm looking for a childrens home near to Honiton, Devon that may have taken in my Grandma around 1930.
Also another home for girls in Dulverton where she would have gone around 1936-37.
I would appreciate any help anyone could give.
Many thanks.
is there anyone who has any recolections of Woodvale childrens home West Norwood London
Beecholme Survivors and Justices Group on facebook.

Were you abused in Beecholme or beaten. If you were,Please contact us on


We need all ex Beecholme residents to contact us
We are looking for any child who was placed in either Beecholme Childrens Home or Gayfere House from 1955 until it closed in 1974.Please get in touch as we are building up a record of persons who were abused and beaten in Beecholme. The councils who used Beecholme a lot were.

Wandsworth,Lambeth and Islington
Does anyone know anything about Woodvale children's home west norwood
Im looking for any records pertaining to Emma Stirling,,, I understand everything was lost in NS, Canada,, due to a fire but when she had the Childrens Aid of Leith society,, Scotland,, there has to be other records for children in her care,,My home child John Alexander was sent over abt 1887,, to NS,, & adopted in New Brunswick by my grtgrfather,,,
Im looking for any records pertaining to Emma Stirling,,, I understand everything was lost in NS, Canada,, due to a fire but when she had the Childrens Aid of Leith society,, Scotland,, there has to be other records for children in her care,,My home child was sent over abt 1887,, to NS,, & adopted in New Brunswick by my grtgrfather,,,
Looking for Keith Richards, born Surrey South Eastern, at Surrey County Hospital Redhill, 13 April 1942. Parents were Matthew Henry Richards and Alice/Ellen Richards (later Davies) nee Toogood. Keith was most likely placed in a children's home as he was not adopted and did not go with either parent. Parentshave passed away now and other siblings didn't know of him. Please help! We have his birth cert and a photo of him as a baby that his father kept all his life.
I was fostered in 1957,I was told about a place called Joyce green i was wondering if anybody knows if it was a children's home or if it was a private hospital .I was born to an Olga beyrl Stevens of quaker street Stepney london 29/09/1957
I am looking for more information about The orphan asylum which was in Penn road in Wolverhampton The dates are.are 1891 when my great grandad was a resident there. Wondered if anyone has any more details on this time period. Many thanks
Trying to locate the home or institution my mother was placed in with her 4 sisters ( surname Beaton) between about 1932-1938-40. It was in Kent. I don't even know the type of institution it would be. Her mother was mentally ill and her father couldn't afford to look after them and he was out of work. He used to visit them so it wasn't a typical orphanage. Can anyone help with anything? How do I begin to find the home and any details about the place?
I am trying to find out about my father and I think 2 sisters that were put in an orphanage in Malden in about 1915 the surname was Bundy.
Hi please could anyone help?? I was in a children's home in bamberbridge in 1978?? I can't remember the name. I had my 5 birthday there I got a tea set!! My social worker was called Mrs fisher. Please give any info at all u can I really need it for my mental health. I can't continue the way I am. Your help could be life or death. Thank you for your help xx. Yvonne. Nee Slater.

EDITOR: Hi Yvonne, your email address is not working. Was trying to send you the following message:

Could the homes have been the reception centre on Brindle Road?
To confirm this and hopefully find your records of your time there, please contact:
Lancashire County Council
Access to Information Team
Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78
County Hall
Preston PR1 8XJ
Give them as many details as you can and ask to see your records. They have a duty to give these to you, should they still exist.

If you need any further help, please do not hesitate to contact me. hello@formerchildrenshomes.org.uk
Hi, I am looking for anyone that was either housed by or worked in the Dr Barnardos home in Barkingside from about 1945 - 1960.
Looking for Rev Richard Wilson Jones last known in 1918 in Olive Mount Cottage Homes.He was a Chaplain in the home. His address, as of 1900, was 63 Kremlin Drive, Liverpool.
Please send email sdjl22 at hotmail dot com.
Rev Jones was from N Wales. A distant cousin married in 1908 to the Jones Family. This is nothing to do with info about the Children or Childrens home just about family of Rev. Jones.
Any guidance or clues to finding what became of him most appreciated.
Anyone from park view children's home from 1981 upwards ?
Hi I was in park view children's home Darlington 1981 onwards was anyone else there at this time?I was with my sister Caroline
Looking for information/photos of a children's home in Weston Super Mare called GREEN LODGE
I was there from 1964 - 1970
I am looking for anyone who may have been in Nazareth House, Bexhill on Sea from around 1966 to 1971.
I lived harris orphanage preston with my 2 brother adrain and darren mather we lived ther from 76 until 81 some great times i live in the house near the barn next to the swing if anybody remembers me get in touch
I am looking for information about my mother, Kathleen Ellen Radbourne (Oct 8, 1917). She is going to be 100 years old this year and is trying to find out any information about her birth parents. She was raised in an orphanage in London her entire life. Once she left the orphanage she went to nursing school. She was a nurse in London during WWII. She knew a lawyer, Alex Tee and his wife. I think she may have stayed with them. He told her once that is best to leave some things alone. I think he had information about her birth. I would love to give her something before she passes. email me at wwilliams3@comcast.net
I am looking for anyone that may have known Kathleen Ellen Radbourne, born 10-8-1917. She was raised in a London orphanage run by the Sisters of the Church. She will be 100 years this year and we have been trying to find out anything about her childhood or birth parents. After she left the orphanage she went to nursing school and lived in London. In her adult years she knew a lawyer, Alex Tee and his wife, and I believe he had information regarding her parents. He told her once it is best to leave some things alone. Any information can be sent to me at my email address: wwilliams3@comcast.net
Searching for a home where the 5 young sons of William (a cooper on the Liverpool docks) and Mary HILL may have been cared for after their parents death in 1816.
Ambrose age 12
Henry age 7
William Henry age 5
Thomas age 4
George age 2
They lived in Frederick St, St James, Liverpool where William was a cooper.
Does anyone recall a nurse by the name of Mary Wynne working there between 1945 and 1950?
looking for information on Peter Kingston born newbury berkshire. mothers maiden name of pearce. date of birth 3/6/1945 and either adopted straight out or placed in a children's home? stories are scarce and he was possible born blind or partially sighted, my father heard he may have been his twin brother but he was born 23/4/1946 although both births are registered in the same register on the same page?
if anyone knows of his where about's please contact me donna_mtclf@yahoo.co.uk
Thank you.
I have seen Ella's post dated 14th December 2016. I did work at this home for a short period, and you can contact me on the above E Mail address.
I was in the sunshine home in the 50's in shoeburyness cannot remember much but always remember putting out on the balcony in my bed together with other children in their beds no matter what the weather was like. I remember all I could see from my place on the balcony was the hut where people sheltered near the beach.I did not like it there but it did me good healthwise.Sorry cannot remember names etc
Hi trying to find anyone who was in 35/35a Lancaster road London se 25 in the earlly60s myself and 3sisters Jill/Susan/Francis all stayed there anyone help
I would like to know of anyone who stayed at Duncan,s place orphanage,Dundee around 1956/1958
Kirkton of Culsalmond,children,s home,Aberdeen shire,around 1954/1956.
Okay....who went to the Children's Home in Dorney, near Windsor, Bucks in the 1920's? The Matron was Mary K Ferguson and the institution was privately run and operated. It is NOT listed anywhere, yet this home operated within the confines of the Dorney Court Estate IPalmer family).

Also, whatever was recorded for the Children's Home at Overton (West Overton, near Lockeridge, Wiltshire)? Also privately run and operated. It was in a building at South Farm.

Wanting to contact any children who were housed here? My father was in both homes and subsequently sent to Western Australia under the Fairbridge Scheme.

Please, the resident children (or their descendants) must know of these homes.

Barbara Powell, barbspow@gmail.com
any one there between 1952 and 1963, i knew martian woolnough, billy haymes,barbara bassett,melvin knight,the pernell brothers,the sansome brothers ,i started at the Beeches then onto num 10 ,num 4 ,num 7 then num 1 when aunty Kathleen Tyler took over,sadley passed away some years ago,the first cottage num 10 (i know his name)was quite a crual man, but Kathleen Tyler i respected very much,even though she was strict ,she cared,the homes were the best thing that could have happend
to me and my brothers, Errol, Gerry (deceast 2013) James and Derek (deceast 2012) id like to thank the childrens department for setting me on the right track
Susan McGaw nee Biddle
I was at Pickering Children's Home
1952 -1956
Huge old stone house around 15 years ago I believe it was made to old peo ple's home
From there I moved to various homes
Found this site by accident
When I was old enough to come out of care
I came to live in Montreal Canada
Chef to Prime Minister Of Quebec
Email. marilynndomleo@gmail.com
Would enjoy to hear from you
Marilynn Domleo. Montreal Quebec. Canada
Peter Short and Van Burger
Springhill and Fairlawn homes
Could give you information
Did email you
Hi violet I don't no if you no me or not but I was in keye park about the same time as you my name than was Susan Beare if you remember me it would be lovely to hear from you from sue
My name is Susan I was in Kyer park with T B in the 50 I would just like to no if there is some one out there that can reamber me I am now 69 years old my name than was Susan Beare thank you
Hi I am looking for anyone who was in a cottage home around 1953 not sure where it was but I know we used to go the beach and we us d to have a balcony where we used to sing Take me back to the Black Hills. They used to make you eat the skin on a rice pudding I was sent there for about 6 months as my mum had just given birth to my sister and couldn't cope with us both.

24/4 2017
MARY HOGAN, are you there? I read you message of September 2016 about a Mill Hill children's home run by Catholic nuns. How do I contact you?
i was at maryland childrens home in basingstoke back in the 1960s my sir name was different dryzstek or drystek i went to fairfields junior school the then to chrles chute secondry mod school it would be nice to contact anyone who new me