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Reggie Report 20 Jul 2013 22:58

The original info doesn't add up

This is the only birth in Fulham.....................this child would have been 7 in 1918

Births Jun 1911 (>99%)
Buck Ethel W Fulham 1a 184


Reggie Report 20 Jul 2013 22:53


AnotherCanuck Report 20 Jul 2013 18:27

Hi Valerie....Can you post names & birth years of Ethel's siblings please.....Thank you.


Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Jul 2013 16:09

Nudging , as Valerie still needs help with this :-)


Valerie Report 3 Feb 2013 13:36

Thankyou very much for the replies to my e-mail regarding the childrens home.
I wiil follow up all the suggestions.
I will get back lf and when I find anything

Val Taylor

Paul Barton, Special Agent

Paul Barton, Special Agent Report 3 Feb 2013 11:01

My great grandfather's siblings faced a similar experience. They were sent to the workhouse in Fulham and from there to the school owned by Hammersmith and Fulham, at Ashford in Middlesex. From there they were sent to Canada, never to see their family again. This was in 1882, but I think the system was still in practice in 1918.

I would bet you will find your children at the Ashford District school. I went to the London Metropolitan Archives where the workhouse records were kept and was given a dusty old ledger to go through. As I turned the pages I had goosepimples as I landed on the handwritten entries of their reception and full details of their time there. You should definitely check with the LMA.

I also found the Hammersmith and Fulham Archives really helpful.

Kim Annette

Kim Annette Report 2 Feb 2013 21:29

valerie... i work in just near there... if you need any assistance i could possibly help... :-)


KathleenBell Report 2 Feb 2013 17:44

You could check with Hammersmith and Fulham Archives. I think this is the address:-

191 Talgarth Road
W6 8BJ

Telephone: 020 7641 5180

It seems to be only open on a Monday between 10am. and 4pm.

Kath. x


Valerie Report 2 Feb 2013 15:47

Please could somebody help me. My mother Ethel Buck and her siblings were born in North Hammersmith. Fulham District. When she was five in 1918 her parents split up and they were all placed in a home to await fostering. I would love to know more about it. The home they were in and the records of the time they were there.
I have no idea where to start looking and what or who I need to do to start to find out.