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Offline RosieJ

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Rowley Hall, Stafford
« on: Sunday 25 February 07 14:53 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone help me find more information on Rowley Hall? My grandmother was born illegitimately in 1919 and taken into 'guardianship' by two Christian sisters. We know that she lived in varoius places in her childhood, one of which was Rowley Hall in Stafford. She used to talk about the 'naughty girls' who lived there and worked in the Laundry. Was this some kind of reformatory home for girls?

I have found information on Rowley Hall in the mid- to late 1880's but can't find much else into the 1900's.

Anything anyone can offer will be greatly appreciated!  ;D

Rowena
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Re: Rowley Hall, Stafford
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 25 February 07 15:45 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

For a some time from the thirties, Rowley Hall was used as an Approved School for girls.  Since 1987 it has been a Private Hospital.

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Re: Rowley Hall, Stafford
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 25 February 07 16:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi Rowena,

A couple of articles in the Times mention Rowley Hall.

Tues July 1st 1919

A Merchants Large Estate

Mr Reginald Blair Dobell, of Rowley Hall, Staffs, died on March 31st.

The testator gives to his wife during widowhood the use and enjoyment of Rowley Hall.

Mon January 17th 1938

Rowley Hall School Stafford

Head required for the above Approved (Home Office) school, accomodation for about 50 girls aged 15 to 17 on admission.

I couldn't find anything between these dates though... :-\


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Re: Rowley Hall, Stafford
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 25 February 07 17:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi Handm and Mick  :)

Thanks for info, it gives me a lead to follow!

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Shambrook - Devon, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire
Le Vesconte - Jersey, Monmouthshire, Bristol
Shults - London, Surrey, Essex, Middlesex
Clark - London, Surrey, Middlesex
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Sheppard - Dorset

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Re: Rowley Hall, Stafford
« Reply #4 on: Friday 25 May 07 17:48 BST (UK) »
Hi Rowena the following might be of some help

http://www.rowleyregis.com

Elaine

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Re: Rowley Hall, Stafford
« Reply #5 on: Friday 25 May 07 21:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Elaine - thanks anyway!  ;)
Shambrook - Devon, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire
Le Vesconte - Jersey, Monmouthshire, Bristol
Shults - London, Surrey, Essex, Middlesex
Clark - London, Surrey, Middlesex
Neasmith - London, Surrey, Middlesex
Sheppard - Dorset

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Re: Rowley Hall, Stafford
« Reply #6 on: Friday 10 September 10 12:45 BST (UK) »
I was at Rowley Hall circa 1970.  It was a reformed school - designed to reform some young ladies!  Did a great 'job' for me, very much value the experience in my adult life although at the time it was hard...
I did not derserve the placement (long story) and I have noticed that there is not much written about the time or circumstance.  Please feel free to contact me if you would like any details...

Best wishes,
Wendy

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Re: Rowley Hall, Stafford
« Reply #7 on: Friday 10 September 10 18:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Rowena

There's a smallish picture of the Hall at the following link

http://www.vivelifecare.co.uk/hospitals/rowley_hospital.aspx

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Re: Rowley Hall, Stafford
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 27 January 11 09:44 GMT (UK) »
Dear Wendy,

Nice to see Rowley Hall Girls School mentioned  . . I came across a few negatives the other day which showed the opening by Sir Thomas Salt of the school's new outdoor swimming pool in 1964  - would the pool have been in existence when you were there?  And who were the head/teachers?  I need the info for  a newspaper article. :)