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Place of Detention Chorley Lancashire 1919

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Jeanette Report 19 Sep 2013 08:47

Please can anybody help
I am trying to find info about a relative born in Plymouth who was sent to Chorley Detention Centre Lancashire in 1919 and then to Ford House Plymouth in 1921. She died 1930 at the age of 26 and I have her on a 1911 census living with her parents. Are there any records available that would give me any info about this person.


Reggie Report 19 Sep 2013 08:52

Lancs Records Office?

Devon Records Office?


ArgyllGran Report 19 Sep 2013 10:38

Re Ford House:


Plymouth and West Devon Record Office, Unit 3, Clare Place, Plymouth PL4 0JW. Very few records survive.


Jeanette Report 19 Sep 2013 13:25

I have been in touch with Plymouth Records Office The records for Ford House were destroyed during the war. I have sent an email to Lancashire Records Office. Fingers Crossed