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Pls help locate child of Ben Robinson, Liverpool

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Julia Report 18 Jul 2012 17:19

Your right Jax, I will look into this. I'm also thinking it's a strong possibility that she married the policeman before the birth as she could have married my Grandad to save face as they say, believe it was very frowned on in them days. I wish I knew!!! Her choice, Police man or barrel delivery man?!?



jax Report 18 Jul 2012 15:19

Also if the mother was unmarried she may have been sent to a mother and baby home out of the area?


Julia Report 18 Jul 2012 14:59

Hi Kingsmill,

That's for this :-S I have now updated my comments.

So sad to think of all the woman and baby's that must of died! I've looked into this hospital thanks to your link and it was rebuilt and continued to be used as a maternity hospital after the bombing. She may still have been born there? or maybe at the next closest hospital (still unsure as to where this would be).

Thanks you again,



KINGSMILL Report 17 Jul 2012 01:15

"he said that my Mum had another sister and that he had wanted to marry her but she did not want to marry him and that he met my nan shortly after"

surely her mother :-S
Found when checking if the Mill Road house is still there


Julia Report 16 Jul 2012 21:00

Hi Kay, thanks for this, it's driving me mad!

Thanks Jax I thought that link didn't work - here it is again

The first photo is my Grandad as a young man and the second one with his west derby weight lifting team. Please ignore the rest of my certificates and photos as they not related.



jax Report 16 Jul 2012 20:30

Julia has given the link to photobucket


Kay???? Report 16 Jul 2012 20:27


Just to enlighten you and save you pulling your hair out,

You cant add photos to a post on site,,,,,,,you can however add a photo as your avatar but will be quite small.....or you can add which will be a much bigger version by clicking on the Community tab...and select Photos and Vidoes and upload from your storage.

to add a photo as an avator you can by clicking on My Account and change the blank image for a photo stored on your PC,

Dont forget to click Save after.....


Julia Report 16 Jul 2012 20:02

Hi patchem,

No, I'm sorry he doesn't know.



patchem Report 16 Jul 2012 19:29

Does your father know if the girlfriend was married by the time of the baby's birth?


Julia Report 16 Jul 2012 19:03

Oh no sorry, will try again.

I have some more information which may be important! I have just spoken to my dad, he said that Grandad had brought his other daughter into their conversation one day whilst being the pub together, he said that my Mum had another sister and that he had wanted to marry her Mother but she did not want to marry him and that he met my nan shortly after. He said his girlfriend was from the Norris Green area of Liverpool, which is not far from West Derby. My Dad could not remember any names but said Grandad found out that she had had the baby girl, but we still don't know if he made contact. My dad also thinks the baby was born late 1950's early 1951's, in the Norris Green or West Derby Area.

May have to wait until my husband comes home to add these pictures!

Thanks again for your time.


(update comment thanks to Kingsmill)


brummiejan Report 16 Jul 2012 17:41

No - where are they?


Julia Report 16 Jul 2012 15:38

Oops he he :-S

Did you manage to see the pictures?



brummiejan Report 16 Jul 2012 15:12

Julia, just to explain - you put 'bare with me' (as in naked!) rather than 'bear' - I was just teasing a little!!
Jan :-)


Julia Report 16 Jul 2012 14:26

Hi, this is the only way I can do it, the iPad I'm using is not letting me add the individual pictures. I've also added a picture of my Grandad as a young man to the album, please let me know if you are unable to access it.



Julia Report 16 Jul 2012 13:55

Don't know if this will work? I will keep trying.


Julia Report 16 Jul 2012 13:44

So sorry still trying to work this out, I'm using photo bucket but for some reason it's not working properly, sorry again.


brummiejan Report 16 Jul 2012 13:24

Are you sure about that 'bare with you' indeed!! :-D


Julia Report 16 Jul 2012 11:28

Thank you Jan!

Having a bit of a problem adding a photo so if you can bare with me!


brummiejan Report 16 Jul 2012 11:25

Don't forget you can search electoral registers too.


Julia Report 16 Jul 2012 11:17

Thank you Jan, I agree its worth a try, every suggestion is greatly received, I will ask my Mum about the neighbours.

Here is the information that Rose suggested-

Benjamin Robinson ( Ben or Benny)
Born: 2nd September 1927, West Derby, Liverpool.
Death: 5th May 2010 West Derby, Liverpool.

Address: 13 Mill Road, West Derby, Liverpool.

Mother: Edith Robinson Nee Lewis
Father: Benjamin Robinson
William 1923-1977
George 1924-?
Reginald 1933 to date
John 1937-2008


My Grandad was given a clock for a wedding present in 1953 from National Benzole Co. Dingle installation Liverpool. (Maybe he met the mystery lady at work?) he also worked for a brewery delivering barrels.

He went onto work with my nan at Plessey, Edge Lane, Liverpool until he retired about 1987.

I have a photo of my Grandad at the West Derby Weight Lifting Club he used to attend, he is the young man on the bottom far right and next to him on his left is my mothers god father Arthur Taylor but unfortunately he has passed now. I will try to attach it.

My mum has also been in contact with my Nans best friend who knows nothing, so my Nan must not have known.

My grandad battled with depression when he was younger, what a secret to bare, for sure he would have lost my nan if she ever found out!

Hope this helps, thank you again for your help.