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-
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- 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
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


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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

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 -
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.
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 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

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Looking for anyone who may have lived in, or know about, Nazareth House, Plymouth from 1970-1972. Email me -

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Our page on Nazareth House can be found here - 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.
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
I was in homeleigh and placenta Children’s home in 26/28 manor road Romford Essex, Miss Erskine was our matron, I was there from 1934 1947 when adopted, names and people I remember are Bobby Simpson, Margaret Cole,Joan southern wood, primrose Burton, to name a few, and info would be greatly appreciated.
Hi anyone out there lived in 35/35a Lancaster road south norwood se 25childrens home I lived there from 1962 - 1969 would like to hear from anyone who lived there at the same time as I did.
seeking information about a children's home/orphanage for girls - relative lived here in the mid 1950's
remembered one carer with surname of Higginbottom. remembered 3 girls in there - last name Stripp
relative remembered visiting Scarborough - not sure if home / orphanage was in Scarborough

seeking information about the home and if possible list of girls who resided there during the 50's
Hi I am looking for anyone who knows something about the children’s home that was around in Frome, Somerset. It is now houses and there have been many experiences for me and the 6 other people who lived there. It is haunted and I would like to know more. The location is Grove mead Frome, Somerset , England . Please contact me at thanks x
Hi Norman my dad Ted remembers you and your family
I was in cottage homes cosham, I was in the nursery as babe, then cottage number 10, 4 and half yrs, then went to reception as I knew it now known as Kerr house, my dates are not easily recalled but born 55, so nursery prob 56/57, number ten 63 ish to 68 ish, then reception when I was 14, so 69ish, wish I could remember better I was with the prosser's in reception and uncle David innes, Mrs Ingram rings a bell, be bood to remember some more
I am lookong for Ivon, African prince who was my worker in Resevoir rd childrens home around 1995.

Last I can remember he visited my moms in Aston after I was discharged from care and left to the streets. I would like to find him.

I am also looking for my friend Aeron Simpson who was with me in Herons way childrens home, selly oak, last time I seen him was in Hmp Brinsford 2000 ish.

If any one remembers me, I was around all Birmingham children homes threw the 90s, please get intouch if we were friends ect.

I dont know one person who made it out them childrens homes and ever got even a career or a reliable job.
So much staff abuse and yet we all got arrested so many times and racked up massive criminal records when it should of been them locked up for assault on minor or what ever abuse charges but no it was always us... I see people only just now getting arrested for for things they have done to us and alot of them are still working in the system. So wrong and people like us cant even get jobs because of how many times they got us arrested when it should of been them.
Im looking to catch up with some of the staff and even the ones who turned there cheek.

My name is Ricky and I havnt forgot.

In 1958-61 I was at THORNCHASE HOSTEL in Merrow Mr Guildford in Surrey. The head was Mary Greene other staff were Miss Lawrence, Miss Reid and Mrs Harper. The Barons who took over were not at the hostel while I was there. My name at the one was David Reddick. Anybody out there remember me ?
Hi I am ooking for anyone who knows the Burke family Noman , Edmond , Roger , Brian , Jane.There parents were Sydney and Grace who were in HURST PLACE Albany park Kent in 1949 _ 1949.
These are my grandparents.
The others are my Uncles and Aunt .
Thank you .
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Hi I am ooking for anyone who knows the Burke family Noman , Edmond , Roger , Brian , Jane.There parents were Sydney and Grace who were in HURST PLACE Albany park Kent in 1949 _ 1949.
These are my grandparents.
The others are my Uncles and Aunt .
Thank you .
I was in a children's home in the early 1960's in Beaconsfield. As I was a baby I do not know what it was called, but I have an address of 4 Station Road. Does anyone know anything about this home or have any pictures, or the name of the home?
I can be reached on
Hiya. We currently live at 196 sunderton road, I'm aware it was a children's home many years ago. If anyone has any details could you please email me as I would love to learn more about the history of this building. Thankyou ..
Faith finch I was in palm hall in the 70s what year were you in there