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Manchester births in Prestbury 1940s

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Ken2 Report 22 Jan 2013 13:55


I would just like to know exactly where I was born.


Reggie Report 21 Jan 2013 16:34

Is there a specific reason for wanting to know this?


K Report 21 Jan 2013 16:31

I suppose so - its difficult!!


Ken2 Report 21 Jan 2013 16:13

Thanks K.

Just read the article but it says:
"During the 1940/45 war the house was used as a maternity hospital as part of “The Country Branch” of St Mary’s Maternity Hospital, Manchester."

So did Country Branch refer to all 3 units or just Prestbury Hall?
Still a little unclear.


K Report 21 Jan 2013 15:59

It does look as though you were born at the hall which was used as maternity hosp between 1940/5


Ken2 Report 21 Jan 2013 15:38

I was born in 1945 and my birth cert says place of birth St Marys Hospital [Village Branch] Prestbury, Cheshire.

I've found that St Marys Manchester used 3 places in Prestbury during and just after the war years, Adlington Hall, Collar House and Prestbury Hall. The archivist at St Mary's told me that Adlington was used for wives of service personnel and Collar House was referred to as Main Branch, so he assumed I was born in Prestbury Hall.

As I have no relatives to ask, does anyone know for sure that Village Branch does mean I was born in Prestbury Hall - which, if still the same place , is much closer to the village than Collar House.