Daughter of James Needham (Jim).
My Interest is the enquiry by David Howard 2020
My mum was in Lochgarry children's home and I know she is desperate to find out some information about herself when she was there. The place closed down in the 90s and I was wondering if there was anyone else that attended in the 60s/70s or anyone that knew where we could find out information?
Hello, I am looking for anyone who was in Broomlands and/or Parkend children's home in the 1960/70s. I and my siblings were there for almost 10 years. Jean & Neville Carrick (both deceased now) were the houseparents in Parkend and I recall Miss Cones from Broomlands.
I don't want to embarrass anyone on here by naming all the kids who were in at the same time as me and my family. If you know of anyone who was in the home at this time, please email me at jaa140854@gmail.com. Thanks heaps and it would be wonderful to hear from anyone in either of these homes who knew us. Many thanks J
Hi Julia - any existing records are held by Birmingham Archives & Heritage at the Library of Birmingham - https://www.familytreeresources.com/birmingham-archives-and-heritage-service.html
They should be able to tell you if they can help.

im looking for information about shenley fields cottage homes in northfield in or around the 1930-1940 mark.
I have a record putting my ancestor in the cottages around 1939, I know his mother died at a young age in 1930 and i presume his father could not afford to keep the children himself.
Albert david little 1925-1996 would have been around 5 years old when his mother passed away.
im not sure if his siblings followed the same route as him.
He is listed as " at school" if anyone could put a name to the school that would be great.
thank you
Fairfield House is the name of the Broadstairs open air school.
Wren's Warren was at Coleman's Hatch, Ashdown Forest, East Sussex and moved to Laleham School, Cliftonville, Margate, Kent in the early 50's
I'm trying to find the care home that I was in in Rochester Kent Borstal area in 1970's
Does anyone remember a Kenneth Harry Humphreys (Tue) he was put in a home for a time in the 1970's.
Love to know if anyone has photos from 1930s. We’ve never seen photos of our dad as a child as he was in Erdington Cottage homes from 1927 to 1937. His name Anthony (Tony) White. He was boarding out to Ellen Murray of Weoley Castke.
Im trying to find details about a childrens care home in the 60s - run by nuns i believe - in beech road,hastings.
Any info much appreciated
I was in Whinnybanks family group in the eighty’s and also in broomlands assessment centre just wondering if anybody on here was in these homes who I may know
Can anyone help if they can remember a home named the Thomas danbey orphanage ? Trying to locate history to where my grandfather originated from
I'm trying to trace my uncle Edward Joseph Davidson who was in homes in London until he was 18. Born around 1943 and given up. He was born with cleft lip and pallet and had years of operations. As an adult he was in the merchant navy. He was on the Baltic ferry in 1983. His mums name was Helen Davidson and his half sister is Eileen Davidson, bith from Fife Scotland. My email is ah66@hotmail.co.uk
Anyone who was in carsewood house please contact me Katie Jimmy Michelle helen
In relation to Clint Turner dtd 2nd Jan 2019.
I was in Monks Barn around the age of 7ish (1966 ish). I was in with my siblings being 3 girls and myself. Naturally, as with most sagas of the times, being In & Out of the "Care" system from my age of 3 1/2yrs until the Army in 1976, these are the names of the houses that I remember.
I personally remember Care homes as, Monks Barn Reading, Wessex Way Maidenhead, Greenfield House Maidenhead, Courage or (Curridge) House, Murray House Wokingham, Suffolk Lodge also in Wokingham. Some of these I revisited and stayed more than once. Initially the family fell apart when living in Grove.
Starfields holt road in about 1965. My brother and i spent a short while here
There we family issues at home so we stayed here for a short while We had the time of our lives, we both loved being there ,the staff were adressed as Auntie or Uncle great fond memories of Uncle George and Aunt OE.
Uncle George bet me a weeks pocket money that i could not stop taking sugar in my tea . Next pocket money day i got double!. Not taken sugar since.
I can envisage the layout of the house in my mind. Through the front door on the left was the dining room on the right the day nursery for the little ones.straight ahead the office on the right before the office was the stairs up to the bedrooms.
I used to love helping in the kitchen when we had creamcheese for tea. I wish i could remember how it was made! We were always well feed , clean and tidy.
When mum came to get us to go home with her i was given a beautiful doll all in hand made clothes.
Happy memories we made at Starfields

Does anyone know of a children's home that was in Regent's Park in the late 1950s to early 1960s?
Hello trying to find some information about a Childrens home in York North Yorkshire around 1960/1970. My dad was there and would love to find some old friends he grew up with, his name is Stephen Jackson
I was in Nazareth house Jesmond Dean Newcastle late 70s just be interested to know of anyone who was in at that time !
I'm looking for anyone who stayed in or knew of the RIVERSIDE CHILDREN'S HOME, in SALISBURY WILTS in the 1980's.
This may have also been known as RIVERSIDE ASSESSMENT CENTRE.
I was placed there in approx 1984 for a short period of time, however all records seem to have disappeared of it ever existing as a children's home during this time period. If anyone had ever stayed here or knows of this home please contact me, thankyou
Im looking for any information on a childrens home in Slough called Manor Lodge.
If anyone was there or knows anything please contact me sallahrakha@aol.com
I am looking for information on a childrens home in Slough called Manor Lodge, if anyone was there or has any info please contact me at sallahrakha@aol.com
i was in a hornchurch cottage home for children in the late 40s i cant remeber the name of it but we used to sing a song on bus trips we are the hornchurch boys we never make a noise we are respected where ever we go can any one please help thank you bill
my email is billday 2022@g.mail.com
Does anyone here remember manor lodge home in slough
Regarding my previous post if there is anyone who remembers me from Shelly,s I would love to hear from you, email is gwenwarr@hotmail.co.uk
I am helping my grandfather track down his care records. He was in a care home at 2-4 Eastfield Gardens, Monkseaton in around 1943 stayed for around 10 years. If any knows anything about this care home it would be great to hear from you :)

Emma - esykes26@yahoo.co.uk
I am looking for any information on the White Heather childrens home in Conway I was sent there at the age of 6 1960 I would love to have any information about my stay at White Heather I stayed there for about 6 weeks TIA
My parents were social aunt and uncle to a little girl called Kimberley Ford. She was about 8 in about 1965? and she was at Beecholme. I would love to get in touch with her kathydpidgeon@hotmail.co.uk
I am replying to Charlotte Beckham who was looking for people st Mattock Lane,Ealing children's home in the 60s or 70s. I worked there for a short time in 1974.
I've just found this site in my search for children's home situated in Bolton Le Sands. I was placed in the children's home in the village in 1966/67. All I can recall is that it was located opposite a church and newsagents ( I think). It was also near a bus stop. At the opposite end of the village by a bridge was The Packet Inn. The lady in charge of the home was known to all the children as Aunty Josie.
I'm hoping someone might be able to help with the name of the home, or may have known Aunty Josie.... or have any information regarding a girl called Jose Sambrook ( otherwise known as Susan Carhart) or a girl of that year called Bernadette of Irish extraction. Or possibly any of the local boys who were called John Woodhouse ( known as "shed") who lived on Churchbrow Bolton le Sands. There was also two boys one a village boy known as Ian a local farmer's son. And Micheal also a resident of the children's home in 1966/7.
All info grateful received please contact me on suemeredith28@gmail.com
Thank you
Hi there,

I am looking for anyone who has information on Nazareth House - Newcastle Upon Tyne in the 1900's my Great Aunt Elsie (Clark) lived there as a child and I believe stayed there a long time. I've tried to look for records but have had no luck!

Any advice would be appreciated.
I was in eagle house in bath in late 70s I remember being thee youngest there my last name was stenner then , any staff remember me , I cannot remember much of my younger years
Carol Edwards. 1975. Field house remand centre. I'm looking for anyone that was there the night she set fire to the bedroom. Please feel free to message back I am her niece.

My Dad, Edward Terry, was in Eastry cottage homes when he was little, maybe seven or eight years old. Around 1960 I believe. Three of his younger brothers - Andrew, Douglas and Malcolm - and their younger sister Claire also lived there.
Dad didn’t share very much about his time in care, only that his parents would visit every weekend even though they had to travel on multiple buses to get there.
He would often have flashbacks to that time, complaining of the abuse that he suffered - being locked in a bathroom all night without food or water, only wearing pyjamas and having to sleep on the cold tiles. Male staff were sexually abusive.
Can anyone confirm that they were also abused?
I’m sure many of those “men” have since died which means justice cannot be carried out.
Dad passed away in June 2021, he had recently been diagnosed with leukaemia and he then contracted a chest infection while in hospital.
Responding to a comment from Colin Norwood (Jessop), March 2021.
I too was at Mount Hermon Children's Home in Hastings between 1946 to 1951. I remember your name and the others that you mention. Do you remember me?!
I moved to Aberdare House and stayed there till I was 16yrs old.
I would be very interested to hear from you at: brucelivall@hotmal.com
Hi there, My grandmother and her brother was in Bledlow childrens home Buckinghamshire from 1940 - 1950. I’m trying to find out any information or images on Bledlow childrens home at this time. If someone can give me any information/images please email victoriahenson208@hotmail.co.uk it would be very much appreciated.
I am looking for anyone who was in 'Three Ways Children's Home, at Odd Down, Bath in the early sixties. if there is anyone please contact me on nikkide@me.com
Thank you

Hi, my mum was born in 1919 and was bought up in both Ongar cottage homes (Hackney Union) and Brentwood home, do any of you have any ancestors that may have been in the Ongar homes at that time , especially a Rose Brown
I went to woodlands children’s home in haslemere in late sixties to early sevenths, I remember Angelo , Angela , my sister is Ingrid, did anyone else go there when I was there
Answering Carl Trueman ..... I was in Melplash late 78 / 79.
I remember Peggy and John and their 2 kids ( another Donna but cant remember the boys' name ) ... also remember most of the staff, Val, Sherma, a hippy type guy called Nick and his blonde girlfriend ( forget her name though ... maybe Suzanne ).
i do remember a Carl , really nice lad, also Pam and Marie, and Sheena, 2 youngish black brothers cant remember their names though, i do remember the smoking shed though ... LOL.
I wonder if you remember a weekend trip organised by john, whereby we were all split into teams of 2 with 1 member of staff, and we had to hitch hike as far as we could go with no money, i was teamed with a carl and the house master john and we made it all the way to Belfast via Scotland ... spending a lot of time in the back of a lorry, i split my jeans getting out of the lorry on that trip and that night i used carl ( you ? ) to snuggle up as close as possible to shield me from what John tried to do ... hope you see this message and maybe get back in touch. :). xx
Hi I am looking for a person I met in a childrens home called Chris in 1994 to 96 in west yorkshire the home was called close lea it was in rastrick near brighouse I met him through a friend who was in the same home we would have been about 15 I think his last name began with an L I only new him for a short period of time but he was a lovely person and I would love to know how he got on in life,the mutual friend we had sadly passed away about 20 years ago,the home has now been knocked down and a care home has been built in its place,I know its a long shot but if anyone knows anything please get in touch thanks.
I am trying to locate families of the children who were sent to the Childrens Home at South Farm, Overton, West Overton, Marlborough, Wiltshire from as early as 1919 until 1923. My father was one of them, sent here to Western Australia aged 8 in 1927 to Fairbridge Farm. What happened to these kids? Some were moved to another institution in Buckinghamshire later, near Windsor, at Dorney Court in Dorney. I have been researching this information for many years so I have information on some of the children. They were mostly illegitimate and told they were orphans. Please, I hope I can hear from the descendants. It was a sad period for children who grew up not knowing who they were. Thank you in anticipation.
hello people, i am trying to find any information on a girls Remand school i went to 1973-1974 locating on Andover road Winchester. my son has recently found out that the Girls Remand home was opened in 1962 and then closed not long after in 1974. there are no pictures that i can find anywhere, but i would love to find any information, if its out there! thank you.
Hi my mum and auntie were in the LEYS childrens home manston Kent and also in st Winifred’s in nunnery road Canterbury ….my mums going to be 70 in March and I’m desperately wanting any pics of these care homes or anybody that was in them probably from 1960 for st Winifred’s and 2965-68 for the Leys thankyou in advance

Their names were
Susan Watson
Margaret Watson
I am looking for information about my mother who was in Nazareth house
lenton Nottingham from 1916 until 1922 any body has any details please advise
she was know as Katherine Stevens
Looking for information about Pauline Cavanagh. Born in 1938. Adopted by John and Lucy Cavanagh of Kent, England in 1944 I think.


Paula Dieste
her daughter
I am hoping to find out any information about my mother Pauline. She was adopted by John and Lucy Cavanagh of Kent, England. She was at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Gilliamham. I know very little of her time at the orphanage. Anyone have any information or how I may go about finding out information, please know my appreciation in advance.

my email: mpdieste27@gmail.com
Has anyone ever heard of the Basildons Childrens Home in Exeter , 1960 to 1963. If so do let me know. revansifa@hotmail.co.uk Thanks
Re:Message from Kevin Robert on 9 Sept. 2019.
The House parents names are for the year 1962.
The names of the cottages at Hornchurch Cottage Homes were:- on the the right side of the drive past the supers office - Hawthorn Cottage(Miss Mutters), Wallis Cottage(Miss Frank), Woodbine Cottage(Mr & Mrs Weatherall) [ then the Stores, swimming baths, shoe repairs and engineers office]. Next came Nelson(Mr & Mrs Turner), Wellington(Mr & Mrs Vincent), Napier( became a staff house) then the hospital (Dr. Milford and sister Smith). The last two on the right were Ivy(?) and Forbes(Mr & Mrs Grant) cottages.
On the left of the drive it was Rose(Miss Coughlan) , Myrtle cottage(Mr & Mrs Keane) then a block including hall, needle room, laundry, drill hall/gymnasium and the church. Then came Laurel cottage(Mr & Mrs Craven), Milton(Mr & Mrs Jones) and finally Landseer (Mr & Mrs Leveridge).
Together with my 2 sisters I stayed in the Basildons Childrens Home in Exeter in 1961. Our father was in the navy away & mother was seriously ill. We lived in Budleigh Salterton. We spent about 2 months in Basildon, it really wasnt a great experience. However I would very much like to see if the original building is still there as I now live not too far away and just want to put the memeroy into context. I have tried everything to locate it or find any information. Can anyone help? many thanks, Richard
I’m looking for anyone in Batesholme children’s home Herne Bay1970-1978……Also Woodlands Children’s Home Canterbury 1978…….Alderden House Childrens Home Wallmer Deal 1979……..Eastry Children’s Home. 1979-1980…….Mark Cole my email……….Coleark14@gmail.com