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Offline lisasteve34

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Fosse Road Orphange
« on: Tuesday 21 April 09 23:15 BST (UK) »
Doesn anyone know of Fosse road orphanage in Leicester?
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Re: Fosse Road Orphange
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 24 May 09 20:32 BST (UK) »
Hi, might have some info on this for you. My mum grew up in Fosse Road South area and says she remembers an orphanage on the corner of Fosse Road South and Westcotes Drive in the thirties and early forties. As far as she can remember it was mainly girls and was managed by nuns. Hope this is useful. TL
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Re: Fosse Road Orphange
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 May 09 21:29 BST (UK) »
That's great, thanks for that. I will see if i can get more details now i know the area it was in. regards Lisa
Headland - Bedfordshire villages
Rockingham -Leicestershire
Howell and Langley - Little Harrowden
Ward - Leeds
Chalkley - Hitchin

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Re: Fosse Road Orphange
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 June 09 10:11 BST (UK) »
Hi
Need to be a bit careful here. I grew up on the corner of Fosse Road North and Glenfield Road. The establishment on Fosse Road South was / is the Wyggeston Hospital (plenty of references by Google). There was also an Infant Orphan Asylum at about No 6 Fosse Road Central (almost on the corner of Kirby Road opposite St Paul's Church). It is marked on the Ordnance Survey Map of Leicester NW (1902).
As far as I am aware it had gone by the 1950s. The whole area has been bulldozed and redeveloped as the diverted King Richards Road / Hinckley Road (A47)
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Re: Fosse Road Orphange
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 04:17 BST (UK) »
My late mother stayed at Fosse Rd Orphanage from 1931 to 1933.  I have her autograph book which I think she was given when she left to travel to New Zealand and live with her aunt.  Mentioned is Mrs Partridge, Princess Street, New Walk, Leicester, amonst other names.  Not the nicest memories for my mum, but although grim, seemed to be looked after OK.  Also have seen a photo which was in the newspaper of a day out at the beach for the orphans.

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Re: Fosse Road Orphange
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 October 17 05:21 BST (UK) »
http://specialcollections.le.ac.uk/cdm/ref/collection/p15407coll5/id/47

Here is a photo supposedly from 1971 prior to demolition for the road mentioned earlier.
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Re: Fosse Road Orphange
« Reply #6 on: Friday 13 October 17 22:02 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for the photo
Headland - Bedfordshire villages
Rockingham -Leicestershire
Howell and Langley - Little Harrowden
Ward - Leeds
Chalkley - Hitchin