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Quarry maternity home,
« on: Friday 24 July 09 14:10 BST (UK) »
Hi,

could anyone fill me in on the above place,

 I believe it was in Scunthorpe.

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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #1 on: Friday 24 July 09 14:23 BST (UK) »
Hi Eilleen

Most Google references suggest it was in Lincoln - perhaps Wragby Road, perhaps St Peter in Eastgate parish.

See Lincs Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/nra/searches/subjectView.asp?ID=O105907

and (near the top) http://www.lincolnshireassembly.com/upload/public/attachments/691/Lincoln_St_Peter_in_Eastgate.pdf
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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #2 on: Friday 24 July 09 14:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Geoff  :)

Thanks for those,

I thought it was in Lincoln as well, because my mum use to mention it .

the person I was looking for was born in the Quarry maternity hospital,

but her mother has her address as 5 , mary street, Scunthorpe , on the birth cert.

Eilleen.
EXTON, from Rutland, Stamford, Boston, Lincoln. LANES, from Coleby,to Bracebridge Lincoln.WAKEFIELD,PROUDMAN Cheshire and  Stafford.
PINDAR, MOORE, ,CHAMBERS mostly from Lincolnshire.
LAING from Elgin ,Scotland.
 HADDELSEY from Caistor,and Grimsby Lincolnshire.                   
 Parfitt, Le Gros ,Le Sueur, from Jersey.
Martin, from Doncaster  to whelyn garden city, London.
BINT, Worchester, in Australian mint.

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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #3 on: Friday 24 July 09 14:35 BST (UK) »
OK ... in the 1946 Kelly's Directory

Wragby Road (between Lindum St and Sewell Road)
Lincoln Diocesan Moral Welfare Association Maternity Home (Miss E Day, matron) (The Quarry)

in which case, it may be the big house in the centre here http://tinyurl.com/l9wmxh  failing that, the one a bit to the left (but it may be "The Mount").  I've found it on a map - it's the one I said it was :)

Perhaps her mother was "away from home" for a while  ;)


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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #4 on: Friday 24 July 09 14:43 BST (UK) »


More like ,  away with the fairies  ;D
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PINDAR, MOORE, ,CHAMBERS mostly from Lincolnshire.
LAING from Elgin ,Scotland.
 HADDELSEY from Caistor,and Grimsby Lincolnshire.                   
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Martin, from Doncaster  to whelyn garden city, London.
BINT, Worchester, in Australian mint.

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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 August 09 16:41 BST (UK) »
The Quarry in Wragby Road was used   pre 1960 by  Welfare and then later Social Services for unmarried mothers to give birth,more often than not these babies were placed for Adoption, but was a usaul maturnity home otherwise for married  ladies to give birth.

All birth certificates will give place where the birth took place and usual home address of the mother/parents which can be many miles apart.

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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #6 on: Monday 10 August 09 19:13 BST (UK) »
I was at Quarry in 1968. Still being used as maternity - both married & unmarried.
Fun place - not like so many horror stories of other 'homes'!
It was Wragby Road Lincoln.

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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 28 February 10 19:01 GMT (UK) »
I was also at the quarry in 1968 , it was more like a workhouse than a maternity home, have dreadful  memories of the quarry.

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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 February 10 19:08 GMT (UK) »
Many former workhouses were subsequently used as maternity hospitals at least during the 1960s.
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