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Mother & Baby homes - does anyone know? - please s

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~Looby Loo~

~Looby Loo~ Report 28 Jul 2007 17:31

Hi, I'm trying to find the address's of mother and baby homes in the Wallasey / West Kirby areas, The years I'm interested in are 1949 - 1953. Thanks in advance for any help, Lou

~Looby Loo~

~Looby Loo~ Report 28 Jul 2007 19:00

Hi Lynne, Yes with no luck, any other ideas of what I should put? I've tried 'unmarried mother's home north west' & 'mother & baby homes Wallasey' & 1950's homes for unmarried mothers, all with no luck, any other ideas, Lou


Shannette Report 28 Jul 2007 19:18

I was in one in Liverpool in 1951 and unless I'd known the name of it I wouldn't have been able to find it online as it's now been pulled down and replaced by a supermarket.. I got the name of mine from social services when I went to see my file.

~Looby Loo~

~Looby Loo~ Report 28 Jul 2007 19:46

Hi Shannett, Thanks for your comments, I'm not sure if I'm going to get anywhere with this as I don't know the name either and I didn't even know there was one in the Wallasey / West Kirby areas. I was just hoping that someone who knew the area might be able to shed some light. If you don't ask you'll never know. I'm glad you found the info you were looking for. Thanks again, Lou

Scouser from Leicester

Scouser from Leicester Report 28 Jul 2007 19:51

Hi Looby I remember one in aigburth called Kelton Convent I worked there in the 60s as a decorator. Paul

~Looby Loo~

~Looby Loo~ Report 28 Jul 2007 19:58

Hi Paul, thanks, I owe you a pint. At least I have a name now so will check it out and see if they have any info for me. Thanks again, Lou


Geraldine Report 29 Jul 2007 00:05

Hi there is a really good website called If you click into 'locating records' then into the locating records data base. You can type in your area of interest and it will show you where records are held. Also, if gives a list of mothers and baby homes in those areas and staff members who worked there at the time. I found nothing for West Kirby (not the North West, West Kirby) but a few for Wallasey. Liverpool CC have access to adoption files for Cheshire and Lancashire. They have outsourced all their post adoption work to 'After Adoption' in Liverpool. They may help you if you ask. However, they can't/won't tell you anything in an adoption file unless you are the adopted person. Hope this has helped. Cheers Gerry Andrews, Sister, Steel House Moral Welfare Worker, Wallasey, 1949 Morris, Miss, Steel House Assistant Superintendent, 1955 Tipping, Sister, Steel House Church Army Superintendent, 1955 Whishaw, Constance, Mary, St Barnabas Home for Orphans Lady Superintendent and Owner, Wallasey, 1906 St Barnabas Home for Orphans 19 Montpelier Crescent, New Brighton, Wallasey, Cheshire Steel House 4 Wilton Street, Wallasey, Cheshire

~Looby Loo~

~Looby Loo~ Report 29 Jul 2007 08:49

Hi Gerry, Wow! that's great, I'll certainly start on the trail right away as you've give me quite a few starting points, one of which I think is a definate possability. I can't thank you enough. Thanks again, Lou


Sheila Report 29 Jul 2007 08:59

Hi Loo, My BM and sisters stayed for a few years in Kelton, and the children were placed via the Catholic Adoption Society now known as Nugents. Their head office used to be in Liverpool but now I think it is up in St Helens. Sheila

~Looby Loo~

~Looby Loo~ Report 29 Jul 2007 20:20

Hi Sheila, Thanks for the info I've added to my list and will check it out, thanks again for the tip. It's appreciated, thanks Lou

Joan Allan

Joan Allan Report 30 Jul 2007 06:03

A friend of mine has information about mother and baby homes in the UK. Contact me for her email addy as I cannot post it on here.

~Looby Loo~

~Looby Loo~ Report 30 Jul 2007 15:35

Hi Joan, I have PM'd you, thanks, Lou

Elizabeth A

Elizabeth A Report 30 Jul 2007 16:19

Just a thought: what about trying The Childrens Society - used to be known as the Church Of England's Children Society, or maybe the Salvation Army, or Catholic Church? Maybe they migh have some information. Liz

~Looby Loo~

~Looby Loo~ Report 30 Jul 2007 23:01

thanks Liz will add them to the list, at this rate with all the help I've been getting I should be able to find it. Thanks again to all who have replied, its much appreciated. Lou