Trying to find out which Home/Orphanage my Aunt was placed in Dundee & Angus. This would be in 1924/1925 Her name is Sheila Dickinson, I was named after her. Her mother, my Gran, died when she was born and I was never told anything about her. Can this information be found out?
Trying to find out which Home/Orphanage my Aunt was placed in Dundee & Angus. Her name is Sheila Dickinson, I was named after her. Her mother, my Gran, died when she was born and I was never told anything about her. Can this information be found out?
Hi my sister had polio in the early fifties and was sent to a girls convalescent home in Biddeford Devon it was an all girls with blue green and pink dorms. They had limited education and at the moment Webbery is looking an option can anybody shed any light for me or pics maybe that I could pass onto her as she would really like to find out many thanks in advance Mandy rice
was in preswylfa from 1955 to 1960 was a great place to be anyone know the name was in cottage number 3
Anyone who was at meadowcroft c.h.e. I. The 1980s . also any staff. Especially miss black. Or miss Sutherland xxx
I was in Windmill Lane Castlecroft Wolverhampton 1970>77 - also Braybrook House Wednesfield - 65>70

Would love to hear from anyone
I am looking for the sunshine children's home that my mum was placed in about1933 it could be in Hertfordshire she has no adoption papers her mother was Charlotte liversage but I think my mum was born in Hounslow
looking for Lorraine Povey from cobridge stoke on trent adopted
Hi, I and my brother were in the Derby Borough Childrens Homes in both Clarence Rd and Porter Rd between 1954 and 1958. I remember all the names of those in with me during that time and would like to hear from any of you that are still out there. Please leave a message on this site if you would like to reflect on those years.
Harry Hanshaw
I am trying to locate my grandmothers sisters named Dorren or doreen and dorothy who were in penkull homes born in the late 1920s 0r early 1930s

thank you
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.
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 :
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
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.
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 ?
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
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:
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
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.
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
My grandfather and his siblings (the Manaton children) became orphans when there parents both died within 8 months of each other in Chittlehampton, Devon, in 1920. They were all admitted to the South Molton Union and later transferred to the Children's home, possibly 41 East Street, South Molton.
Does anyone have any knowledge or details about either?
Riverside assessment centre salisbury 1975 +
Kingsmoor children's home the ley box corsham Wiltshire 1970s
Starfield assessment centre Trowbridge 1970s
Ashleigh house Trowbridge 1976 +
Mr and Mrs penman foster parents from Swindon.
Was anyone at these children's homes or foster home in the 70s or early 80s .
Please contact me .. You might have information that I need...
Thank you....
Is there anyone on here that was at kingsmoor children's home box near corsham in the 1970s..... If so, would love to hear from you....
Does anyone remember my mum Dorothea (Usually know as Dorothy or Dot) Doyle? She was house mother for Willow at The Hollies, Lamorbey, Sidcup. I know she worked there in 1955 as I have an envelope with a postmark for that year from a letter sent to her. She loved her time working there and came to form such an attachment with the children in her care. When I was a child I loved hearing her stories about the children and, even now, hope they have gone on to have a good life.
Hi June Rankine. My sister and I were in a home in Lenzie and Milgavnie in the fifties as our mother was ill. I have been back to Lenzie to look for the house and checked with a local realtor. No one seemed to remember it. Do you have any other information. I couldn't remember the name.