My sister and I were sent to, I am told , a convent in St Albans c 1949-51. I have some memory of it. I was baptised C of E although my father was RC. It is believed my mother was in Hertfordshire because she was pregnant with another mans child. I have tried all the convents I can find and All Saints in Hertfordshire is a possibility. Records appear to be subject to 100 year closure. Does anyone have any knowledge of their relatives/themselves being there? Thank you, Margaret
My g/father Albert little and possibly his younger brother Ernest were in shenley fields cottages kings norton from 1939.
If anybody has any memories of this time or photographs I would love to hear from you.
I am currently researching my family tree and have found it very difficult to find any trace of the two brothers between 1939 and 1947.
I was in care in erdington cottage homes home 15 and then home with my brothers David Freddie and do micky I was hoping that I could some how get photos of us
I was in in a home in Hastings called ST Joseph' s in between 1967 1972?

I was like to hear from anyone who was there between those times.


Hi, I’m trying really hard to find out information about the children’s home what my grandad stayed in when he was younger. His dad and step-mum placed him in the home when he was around four and he stayed in there until about 16. All I know is that it was a home for boys, but the school wasn’t in with the home as he had to attend the local school. It was also in or near clay cross in Derbyshire and is now a hotel of some sorts. Please help me I’m really trying to find some history about my grandads up bringing. My email is jodieburrows@hotmail.co.uk if you need to contact me. Thanks
as a result of a bombing I was admitted to Ferbeau House, Ashett, Bukinghamshire in late 1940. Does anybody have any information about this place?. If so please contact me at michael.nichols@rogers.com

Thanks, mike Nichols
I am looking for a orphanage for girls in Northampton lane Swansea my two aunty was Adeline Patti sleeman and violet Mary sleeman I got no photos of it and I don't no much about it my two aunty was 1901 and still there in 1911 please could any one help
Hi I’m looking to trace anyone who was at Moorfield Assesment Centre Swinton in the 70’s. I remember a member of staff Doc Haliday always smoked Marlborough cigarettes and I had a friend called Debbie and anothe called Peter Wilson. I can’t fill in the gaps but it has played such a big part of my life.
My grandfather was born in 1902. I have found that he and certainly one other sister were classed as inmates in 1911. His name was James Cooke but his entry shows Cook. Nellie his older sister had her records show her name as Nellie Cooke. I am anxious to find more details on my grandfather as there is some mystery in the family. I am struggling to find copies of birth certificates for him or his siblings. Maybe his surname wasn’t even Cooke. His mother was Alexandra Dixon.
Hi all, I was in Elfin grove, 85 Mattock Lane, Ealing, West London, in the 1970's, I am looking for information and people who were there then(also trying to find my mother/family/details,I was born on 18/03/1972) all I know is that at some point I lived in Barking,Essex but no other info on that, and was placed into Elfin grove early in the 70's, please any-one with any information or even if you were just there please get in touch with me(my Email is m.steer@livelinktechnology.net) thank-you and hopefully looking forward to contact
Hi, I was in Elfin Grove Childrens home in Ealing West London in the 1970's and am looking for a few people that went there then, please message me if you were one of these as would be fantastic to speak to you! please message me on here or at m.steer@livelinktechnology.net

Maggie ward, just a quick question did you ever hear of a child from Middlesbrough get put in a home in Newcastle then was killed, would of been around the 80's and f do did you know his name
re LOWER WICK HOUSE. geraldsmith2010@hotmail.co.uk
I was in a childrens home LOWER WICK HOUSE Malvern road Worcester.
from 1955 til 1965 mr leigh was in charge until he died, then it was mr grey,
PERCY was the gardener, aunty DOT was the cook,
any body from there, please feel free to contact me.
Yes Adele I was unfortunately an inmate at Gracie Fields Home and Orphanage in Peacehaven from 1952 until 1961. Not a pleasant experience and I particularly remember the hairbrush which was not used to brush hair.
would anybody of known my late mum who was called DOROTHY CLAIRE SPENCE ? she was in a few BARNARDOS girls homes she was in one girls home im not sure what age she would of been but she had very long jet black hair on this day she was admitted they chopped it off and left a bowl cut i have 2 photos of her with this haircut and thats all my memories of her when she was younger if you can help me i would be very greatfull in any information please help if you can you can contact me at clintonk607@gmail.com
Hi, I'm looking for anyone who was at The Grange + Bettman Close + Brandon Place childrens homes.All In Coventry.
This would be from 1964 - 1971/2.
We suffered terribly at these Care Homes I use that term loosely as care wasn't given only by the odd member of staff.
The Grange, I remember the beatings and abuse, but no names of staff.
Bettman Close, This was run by Pat and George Hogg, Son Peter ( main abuser )
Brandon Place, Run by the Bavister's she was main abuser.
I remember from Bettman Close, a Karen and Yvette, two young girls who shared a room with me and would of been about 5-6 at the time in around 1967 ish.
I don't have any good memories of being in care.
Is there anyone out there that was in any of these homes same time as myself ?
Searching for Edith Margaret and Susan Agnes Jones (Birth Names) born 1959 Liverpool birth parents Henry and Helen Jones nee McGhee the twins were put in to care at 6 weeks old from Liverpool Social Services, I'm not sure if they went in to a children's home as mum always said that they were fostered not adopted but all other children came back but the twins didn't so I'm desperately seeking them and have been for years now, if your out there or anyone knows you please contact me.
Thanks Yvonne
My father edward baldwin remembers Henry and Norman gordon from fazakerley cottage homes henry was called chicken
St Vincent's Orphanage Torquay. My late husband was in St Vincents for 4 and a half years circa 1940-45 I would love to hear from anyone who was there at that time. rosemary.booth@wanadoo.fr
Looking for people who were in monks barn and courage house I'm the 1970s , Newbury and reading
My daddy was born in horncastle 1945 he was in a children's home from birth. Cantonese tell me how many children's homes where in the area at the time? And would they have anodes as to the names of them? Plus does Mrs nightingale ring any bells to anyone? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
in the early 1980s maybe 82 i was sent to a childrens home for reports by social services and the probation service.... all i can remember about the building is rebricked big square building with 3 sides and a courtyard as such, i remember it being in the country or was that just my memory bringing happy memories back to replace what i was experiencing? an archway at the begining of the drive somewhere in durham north east england.....maybe someone can shed some light on this as i am starting to think about this time in my life alot...........thanks for reading and if you can help then please do
Hello

searching for others who may have lived at the Southsea Portsmouth location in Hampshire 1950-1956. My mother was there and is looking for others who were and we are always seeking our relatives. Her name was Maria Spliner at the time she left at 6, mother Irmgaard Spliner. My mother had a pink leg half brace, from a birth injurty and infant surgery. Please email me at annekeks@hotmail.com - Portsmouth in the subject line.

Thank you.
Anyone in the sheilings in hurst street, kings heath , Birmingham ? I was therefrom 1983-1986. Would love to be in contact with anyone from that time.
Hi Norman my dad is Ted baldwin knows all your family from fazakerley
Can someone please help me.
I’m looking for children’s homes - orphanages, that are currently running.
My reason for this search is because friends and I would like to donate gifts this Christmas to those children. However, I’m finding it difficult to find any relevant information when searching online. We want to give a little something to those children who are in care for no fault of there own, simply because they have no available or suitable family to care for them.

Can you please provide me of any information, a list of children’s homes within greater Manchester...
Or advise where where I can get this information.

Thankyou xx
My father edward baldwin remembers a lot of boys from the cottage homes fazakerley especially henry gordon
My aunt, Sherry Lynn-Howick died from chicken pox in a children's home somewhere in the country - home counties. I remember visiting her in the late 1950s. She was a beautiful girl aged 13, uprooted from her home in Hainult, Essex, and put in her home to all intents and purposes, because my grandmother at that time, suffered from 'nerves.' A cherry tree was planted in the school grounds after her death. I was about six when she died, and remember visiting the home, which was a grand house with a lot of land. Inside was very austere, like a hospital dormitory. Does anyone recall, if, during this time, letters home were censored? If so, in what way? Would the family receiving the letter see black lines drawn through censored words? Would it have been that obvious? If anyone anywhere remembers Sherry from such a long time ago, please contact me - nadiad@shaw.ca
We are trying to find anybody that can remember a lady called Gertrude Foster, who worked at John Groome Orphanage in Clacton as an assistant childrens nurse in 1939?

Thanks Anna
I was interested to read Patricia Wickhams letter concerning a convalescent home in Littlehampton.
I too was sent here for two weeks and unlike Patricia I hated it. I was sent there as I had recurrent styes on my eyes and the clinic thought a change of air, away from Paddington, would help. It did!! I never had another stye. I think though that it was the fear of the home rather than the sea air that produced the cure. I remember the crocodile walks and the swing in the garden. I don't remember the date but I think it was possibly around 1959-60.
Hi. I was put into the children's home called Greenfields in the 60s. I remained in care until 1980 aged 16. Greenfields was a horrendous place, filled with neglected children who were mixed with troubled teens. Beatings were a daily routine, and so was mental, physical cruelty. Greenfields has stayed with me my whole life. I am now in my mid 50s but shall never forget the damage that this place did to me. The scars shall always remain. I find it strange how there are no photographs to be found, even on the mighty web, that has photos on just about anything and everywhere. Time is a healer so they say, but I cannot escape this hellhole. There was a mysterious fire many years ago which appropriately destroyed all the old files. So many children were hurt here and yet nothing whatsoever became of it. Kind thoughts to all who suffered
My mother Lesley margaret with her 2 brothers Edward George and Antony David mcblain were in Hartley Road children's orphanage in Nottingham and also beech wood and other homes in Nottingham from 1947 onwards when we try to find out anything all records are either burnt or missing does anyone know what we do from here any help appreciated
I was in a home with my two sisters in the late 1950 we don’t remember where it was or the name of it all we remember is two women who run it called auntie bee and auntie may can any remember these names many thanks
I was in a children's home with my sister at the end 1960's. It was run by Mr and Mrs Murphy. They had a son called Desmond. I remember there was a copse at the side of the house and could see school from ou back garden. I remember a Helen ( who had a sister there) and a Geoffrey. Would love to know where children's home was. And any info on children there with me Pam
I can be reached at pammypoops@hotmail.co.uk
I was in a children's home late 1960's. It was run by Mr and Mrs Murphy and had a son called Desmond. Me and my sister Catherine was there. I can remember Helen (she had a younger sister) Geoffrey. It was an end house with a little closer at the side and a school playing field at end of garden. I am trying to find the name and whereabouts of the children's home or any info on people that lived there
hi i would love to hear from any one that was in nazareth house middlesbrough in the 60s and 70s.you might remember myself my brother john ward and younger sisters mary and noreen.
Hi,
I wrote on here a few years ago about Shirley Oaks home.
My grandfather was there between, 1934-1939 when the school was evacuated go Maidenhead.
Someone called Annette replied to my comment, but I have no means of contacting her..
If anyone knows about Shirley Oaks around this time, please email me and put Shirley Oaks as the Subject so I don't miss the email!
Thanks
Hi I'm looking for people who were resident at alderden house walmer Kent between 1979 and 1982 I would love to hear from you thankyou Derek.
looking for anyone at eastry childrens home from 77 to 78
I’m looking for anyone that was in Carmel Children’s Home in Kirby muxloe back in the 80’s.it was run by nuns.would love to catch up with anyone that was there the time i was.my maiden name then was Mackness and I was there with my sister Denise Mackness.
I am trying to find out about The Basildons Childrens Home in Exeter. I stayed there in the early 1960's with my 2 sisters. I cant find any trace or records. Has anyone ever heard of it please? If you do know of it please email me, richard@southwestestateplanning.com Thankyou
I am looking to find two brothers named Michael and Joseph placed in St Josephs industrial school Tranent in 1940s/1950s
Mill house school coed eva cwmbran in 80 any information please from people who were there
i was raised at homeleigh horncastle from the age of 3 to the age of 15 with a few breaks and i would like to tell my story, the good side . how do i do this and the not so good. no name or recriminations.

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Hi Barry
Please get in touch with me about telling your story hello@formerchildrenshomes.org.uk
Hi am looking on behalf of my Nana great aunt and great uncle. They spent some time in the 1940s in Styal Children's Home, just one the off chance if anybody remembers Ivy, Margaret and John Dale. Ivy being the oldest John being youngest. My great aunt Margaret put something on Facebook in 2015 but no response. Would be great if there was someone out there that remembers them in such a hard part of there childhoodâ˜ș
I'm looking for people who were at the bramley oaks centre and the Woking oaks centre I the 80's any help would be appreciated
I was in a children's convalescent home in Littlehampton , which I believe was Maltravers Drive, in the 50s. I have been trying to find out why for years. I lived in SE London and was about 9 or 10 yrs old.
I remember a lot of the children crying at night for their parents but I absolutely loved it. It was the first time I'd ever used toothpaste (Gibbs Dentifrice in a tin) wore pyjamas (always slept in vest and knickers at home) ate Marmite on toast (i ate everyone elses, as they hated it). I had schooling each day, which I found easy.
Acquired headlice and ended up on a swing on my own in the garden as the other kids avoided me . We went crocodile style to the nearby beach as I remember.
Would love to find out if I'm on any registers from that time.
would like to hear from any ex members of the childrens home in South Molton Devon1940s-1952
when it closed
I was in the children's home in South Molton (41 East Street) and would like to hear from any one who were there at the same time