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

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
Hi, Looking for any girls born 19/08/1960 at Beacon Lodge Mother and baby home East Finchley Middlesex.

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Beacon Lodge, Eastern Road N2 was founded in 1928 for unmarried mothers. It arranged for adoption of the babies or the support of those who wished to keep their babies. It closed n 2014. The contact details for the Beacon Lodge Charitable Trust can be found here - https://beta.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-details/?subid=0&regid=214402
Iv been searching for anyone who was at Riverside assessment centre Salisbury. And kingsmoor children's home in box near Corsham. . But my email seems to be incorrect. ...
It should read.

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Kingsmoor Children's Home, The Ley, Box, Wiltshire was run by the Council as far as I know.
The Riverside Assessment Centre is also likely to have been run by the council and have taken children in on a short-term basis before they were allocated a place in another children's home.
I was sent to a Children's convalescent home in Little Hampton I had been a patient at the Princess Louise in London I was there 6 weeks. I remember Nurse Woods she was good so was the nurse who traveled with us on the train and also Nurse Salad not her real name but none of us liked salad and she was not helpful I remember walks on the green by the sea, singing games before tea, a cake on my birthday, being homesick,being out of my depth at times being sick but too scared to tell anyone in case I was sent up to bed on my own. A mixed experience one that was good for my health but not without problems

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Our directory of convalescent homes can be found here - http://www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/convalescent_homes_directory.html
Hi Every one looking for people who were in Eastry Cottage Homes Sandwich kent in the 1955/6/7/8/9 or Remember the House Master by the name Of Lewis. Some other names the Miles brothers Freddie Miles was one we all went to sandwich Secondary modern School. Sports master name was Mr Fox
Please contact e-mail briday5@hotmail.com Like to know what happened after my brother and I left.
Went back and it was closed.

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Details of Eastry Cottage Homes can be found here- www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/eastry_cottage_homes.html
Does anyone remember Brian Day and Victor Day in Eastry Cottage homes Kent in fifties.
Would like to hear from anyone who is still alive today they would be in there seventies or early eighties, Went to sandwich secondary Modern and went to ham Church most sundies or Eastry Baptist Church , House Masters name was Mr Lewis
Hi just want to see if anyone has any information about a sprugeons children's home in birchington kent my mum and 4 siblings were put there in I believe the 70s although not sure as my mum never speaks about her experience thank you

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Spurgeon's Homes, Birchington Hall, Birchington, Kent was opened in 1951 and closed in 1979. For details about accessing records,please contact Spurgeons - https://www.spurgeons.org/about-us/access-your-records-and-old-scholars/
in reply to Kevin Robert
The ones I remember are.mertyle,Nelson,Wellington{Iwas there in the 50s}Milton Rose
There were cottages in all but I can't remember all of them

can i change my e mail address as its been blocked for some unknown reason my new one is raylester980@gmail'com thank you
Need to look for residences of penkull homes in the 70's

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Our directory of cottage homes can be found here- http://www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/cottage_homes.html
Does anyone know of any children care homes in New Brighton 19 64 please contact me at DEB-BOB@HOTMAIL.CO.UK

Children's home, Salisbury Road, New Brighton
Children's Home,Union Street,New Brighton
(These were both run by the Council as far as I know so you would need to contact the Council to access records)
St Barnabas' Home For Girls, New Brighton- although I think it moved out of the area during the Second World War. Contact the Children's Society for records.

Have a look at our page on accessing records -http://www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/accessing_records.html
Hi I am looking for information on a children's home in stonby drive New Brighton I was placed here in August 1964 and put up for adoption but my mum changed her mind just wondering how long I was there or any info about the place

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Have you tried accessing your records? Contact- Cheshire

Data Protection Officer,
Cheshire County Council
Cheshire Record Office,
Duke Street,
Chester CH1 1RL.
Tel: 01244973391
does anyone have any information on a national school in Friskney Lincolnshire
Orphaned children in 1816, where did they go?
My ancestors William & Mary HILL both died in 1816 leaving 5 sons from 2 to 12 years of age. They lived Frederick St, James by the docks. Wm was a cooper.
Been searching for 40 years but still not found where they children went for care. 3 of them popped up in the 1830s when they married & on the 1841 census, but where were they 1816-1830ish?
Any advice accepted.

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: You don't mention which area you are researching but perhaps if you contacted the local archive, they might have an idea where records are kept.
Hi I am looking for people who was in 211 Turks road Radcliffe childrens home in the 1970s also backfield childrens home Ainsworth radcliffe

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:I understand that the children's home on Turks Road,Radcliffe,Manchester and the children's home on Ainsworth Hall Road, Ainsworth, Manchester were both run by the Council. So,if anyone is looking for their records from their time in these home, please fill out a Manchester City Council subject access form-https://secure.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/download/6082/subject_access_request_form
i went to Hornchurch, I saw the site of St Leanards.
Friends i was amazed at how so much was prevered.
There is a section called The Mall, Yes on either side of it. I saw The Cottage Homes, and The site of The Swimming Pool... But I was amazed why the names of the cottages were not saved.
Do you know the names of them.

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: We have been sent this reply - The ones I remember are.mertyle,Nelson,Wellington{Iwas there in the 50s}Milton Rose
There were cottages in all but I can't remember all of them
Hi i lived in Sunnyside Childrens Home in Scarbrough between 1957 and 1968 i just wonderd if there was anybody around who remembers me from there please get intouch i live in Rotherham now

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: I am thinking that this was Sunnyside children's Home, Stepney Road which was run by the Council from the time it was formed in 1930 until the early 1970s.
Was in Cardiff, Nazareth House from 1953 to 1958.Anyone else there then?

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Our page on Nazareth House is here- www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/nazareth_house.html It includes information about accessing your records.
My twin brother Malcolm and I were sent to the Holy Cross Convalescent School Broadstairs Kent some where between about 1947 and until about 1950, we we underweight and it was thought that we would make progress at this school.
Would love to here from anybody who was at this school during this period, perhaps we could exchange memories.
Donald Cameron

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Memories about Holy Cross can be found at http://www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/convalescent_homes_directory.html
I am responding to a post in July 2017 by Tony Cheape. I read it today, 3rd September 2019. It is about your sister who was born Andrina Mary Cheape in 1965. I may be able to assist you but how do I get in touch with you?
Hullo, I’m looking for any information on Woodfields Childrens Home in Leigh

I was there in the early 1960s

Email lordborollan@live.co.uk

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: There are some memories of Woodfields here -http://www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/your_say_2.html
I'm looking for some photos for my mother who was in three ways childrens home bristol, if anyone could point me in the right direction I would be most grateful.

Please email
Searching for records of Millicent Rothwell, my grandmother. Her father Edward Henry Rothwell was captain of ship, and married to Eleanor Louise McKenzie who died at sea giving birth to Millicent Rothwell. , on route to Quebec Canada. We believe that she was placed in orphanage until 1902. She eventually arrived and lived in Quebec Canada.
Looking forward to any information. Many thanks, Burnie

I'm looking for information for my mum, she was placed in a care home in about 1954 for while after her dad died, she was 7, she is from Paddington in London. Her younger brother was also placed in care at the same time. Her older sister and 2 other younger siblings stayed at home. She is looking for information regarding the home she was in. She knows it was in Surrey and that is was in or around Curley Hill/ Clear Springs? She remembers being taken for a walk up a hill and wandering off, apparently there were tank crossings in the area and she was told off for wandering away. Her name is Gloria Letton and she also remembers a young lad called Kenneth. She is not sure if the home was a charitable one or Council ran one. Does anyone know if there is a list of former homes or how i can find out some more information for her?
Thanks Linda livjay29@btinternet.com

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: This is a tricky one! The nearest home of note I can find is the Royal Albert Orphanage in Bagshot or the Convent of the Good Shepherd in Windlesham. But there may also have been small private homes which are hard to find. Have you tried applying for your mum's care records? Have a look at this page for infomration - http://www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/accessing_records.html
looking for a mother who's surname was VERNON and left a baby boy eventually called JAMES who went into an orphanage at the age of 4. trying to find out more of what happened before that age and more about the unmarried mother.
I am trying to find my brother, his name was mark Bonner, his birthday is 14th February but I am not sure of the year it would have been in the 60s and am sure he will be late 50s now. Mums name is evelyn Bonner please if anyone knows mark get in touch
Does anyone have any recollections of Woodvale childrens home west norwood or Hornchurch children home during the 50s
Looking for info on my brother Derek Brown who went or was possibly sent to Australia from a care home in the 50s. His parents were Thomas Brown and Doris (Ham or Brown) - living somewhere in London. Mum was a London clippie and father bus inspector. Came from a family of 11 children. How can we proceed to find out more. Thanking you for any info you can provide.
Contact: marilynjbrown@hotmail.co.uk
My husband was born 17th April 1967 in Toxteth Park Liverpool to a woman with surname Kingsley. His name on birth certificate was CARL HUBBARD.
Also in 1965 a PAUL HUBBARD was born with the mother’s maiden name also KINGSLEY and in the same area. He was put into care in Tunbridge Wells Kent where he was adopted
Hi I'm looking for any off these people or and one who was in them would have been in 69 to 72
Mrs murphy                family group   home 
 miss sutcliffe
mr and mrs Dyson   they wanted to keep I know they have a older daughter I would love to find thern
  Cambrian house is a children home I was in 1972
Hi I'm looking for any off these people or any one who was in these place in late to early 70s
Mrs murphy                family group   home 
 miss sutcliffe
mr and mrs Dyson  they wanted to keep to adopt me I'd love to find them i know they had a daughter little older the me

  Cambrian house is a children home I was in 1972

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I'm looking for Amy one who in Cambrian house in the late early 70s

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hi anybody from lower wick house Worcester 1955 to 1967. during the reign of MR LEE.

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Hi there I am looking for info on a Peter & Walter Vernon who were at Fazakerely Cottage in 1939
We don't know how long they were in there for or why they were in there,. Any info would be great

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Hi, I lived in Salisbury five rivers (private) at Wylie house, Wyndham road. From 1990-1990, also fostered by Yvonne Cole in Salisbury. Would love to hear from anyone.
I'm looking for information on a girls home called mosspark in Glasgow around the 1930s
Hi, i am looking for anyone who has information on a Roy Worthy who went in to an all boys children's home around 1947 to 48. They were Manor Park born family, London. There were three sisters, but he was separated from them. He would have been around 8 years when he entered in to care. I know he didn't have an easy time, he left services at 16. I don't even know if he is alive, he is my Uncle. Please can you e mail me on merfairy@hotmail.co.uk if anyone knows Anything. Thank you

Hello, i am looking for information regarding Bryncoch Homes in Neath, siblings of my father were sent there when my gran died in the early 50s surname is Rowlands
Thank in advance
Can anybody help I am looking in to my past I was in 7 kids homes
I was in Blackburn called bleak house
In the 60s how do I go about getting information/photos the home it's self is gone please help

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR - have you applied to see your own records? Have a look at this page for information - http://www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/accessing_records.html
Looking for anyone who may have lived in, or know about, Nazareth House, Plymouth from 1970-1972. Email me - julianbondmusic@yahoo.com

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Our page on Nazareth House can be found here - www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/nazareth_house.html It also has information about accessing records.
My husband's grandfather Andrew (Jack) Gardiner was placed in the Blackburn Children's Home in the 1890s not long after it was built. Their father David placed them there after his wife died and paid ~ 20 shillings a week. Andrew's older brother, Wallace, was 4 or 5 when he agreed in 1895 to abstain from alcohol via the Band of Hope. We have the certificate. Wallace was very proud of his pledge, and he never touched a drop of alcohol in his life. He died in 1967 at age 76. Andrew was 17 when he left the orphanage and moved to Canada. If there is any information on these two brothers at the orphanage, we would be very pleased to know or receive links. k11kruse@att.net
Hello my nan and her brother/s ? were put in to a children’s home in Exeter during the blitz. My nans name was Jeanette Elizabeth Susan hetti Morgan something like that before she was adopted she was later named Jeanette Susan higston. Would love to find more out about her family.
Hi just noticed your message is this BARKINSIDE ESSEX ? im
looking for anyone who was in DR BANARDOS with my late mum she
would of gone by the name of DOROTHY CLAIRE SPENCE not sure what year
but i do know she was born in 1938 she had jet black hair and she
could sit on it that is untill she arrived and they put a pudding
bowl on and cut it SO CRUEL i would dearly love to find anything
to do with her time their i have a BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH of her
with other children and staff she is standing next to a bike
with everyone the photo can be seen on line i was so excited as i
actually was given it by my mum and this is ALL I HAVE i vsited
this place and she showed me where she shimmied down the tree or
drainpipe to meet other girls and boys on the photo she has put a X to
show this and she showed me her dormitory / bedroom reading your
message has brought a bit of hope to me im hoping their may be
someone who knew her i can tell you one thing about her there was
this time when she did something wrong i think she said she kept
asking for some sweets or something and was punished by being made
to eat a whole bag of LICUORICE i think ther called PONTEFRACT
CAKES and then she told me she left their to be a silver service
waitress in the ADELPHI HOTEL IN LIVERPOOL so im guessing she
left before she turned 16 oh i do hope this jogs someones memory
keeping my fingers crossed i hope this reaches you in good health
please reply to this message thank you for your time.
I was put in Rhyl homes in 1969 age 8yrs old. My mum died when I was just 6yr 1 month old. I was there for 2 weeks of terror before being sent on to Pittsburgh house light wood meir s-o-t. We had the pleasure of cold food, cold baths and if we were naughty in anyway we got put in the coal cellar where it was dark cold dirty with rats. There was a big wooden shed/room on the grounds and we went in there for lessons. We were also walked in a big line to church I know it was off Russell rd Rhyl first on the left building with lots of metal fire escapes. But what Rd it was cornered with I can’t remember it was around tarleton st/ Chester st/ st Asaph st. Our bedroom was on the ground floor and if you looked out the window you could see the fire escapes and the boys dorm on the second floor. Bad memories that won’t go
i am looking for a childrens home that was near Henley upon Thames. My dad worked there in the 60s up to 1970 when he died. His name was Dennis Dutton. any info would be great.
Hi searching for my twin sisters in care from 6 weeks old Edith Margaret and Susan Agnes Jones born either 1/11/1958 or January 1959 Liverpool to Henry and Helen Jones nee McGhee Walton area of Liverpool I have been searching a long long time

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Im looking to find anything on Hazel and Raymond Pringle they were put in a childrens home in Newcastle Upon Tyne after there mother died in 1942,by my uncle George Pringle who was in the army