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Offline Geoff-E

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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 28 February 10 19:27 GMT (UK) »
Many former workhouses were subsequently used as maternity hospitals at least during the 1960s.

Our kids were born in one in the 1980s.
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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #10 on: Monday 01 March 10 17:21 GMT (UK) »
Deepest Lincolnshire surely?
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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 02 March 10 17:45 GMT (UK) »
I was at the quarry in 1968 , it was usual for the mother to be to go 8 weeks before your baby was due and stay till the baby was approx 6 weeks old when it was taken for adoption .
all the girls that were there were unmarried with ages ranging from 14  to  26 .     jacqueline

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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #12 on: Monday 15 March 10 20:11 GMT (UK) »
Hello all :)

I was there yesterday!  It's located at 18 Wragby Road, just outside the Cathedral Area in Lincoln.  It's a beautiful old building but in quite poor repair now.  I was born there in June 1967 and placed for adoption a few weeks later.  I found my birth Mother just before last Christmas and for Mother's Day we took a trip to see where I was born.  It looks uninhabited now.  We rang bells and knocked on doors in an attempt to get permission to wander the grounds but there were no signs of life.  I guess its days as Eastgate House Care Home are over.

My Mum has some fond memories of The Quarry.  She remembers it being very well maintained with a friendly staff.  They even had a man come to play guitar and sing to them each week...  Songs with religious and moral content as she remembers  ;D



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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 16 March 10 17:02 GMT (UK) »
Great to see pic's, thank you, :)

Any I dea what year it was built,   over to you Geoff  ;D

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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 16 March 10 18:18 GMT (UK) »
Any I dea what year it was built,   over to you Geoff  ;D

The 1868 map has a quarry (hole in the ground) just to the south, the 1883 map has a large house ... so perhaps built in 1870s or thereabouts :)
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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 16 March 10 19:54 GMT (UK) »
It's a very big property.  Just been looking at the aerial map Geoff posted and it's the biggest in the area as far as I can tell.  Very surprised that it's as late as the 1870's.  Actually, I have no idea why I thought it was older, maybe because it's crumbling and very dirty.  It's got new chimneys  :)

Google Maps places Eastgate House next door so I may have been wrong in calling The Quarry that yesterday.  I do know that a few years ago it was in use as a residential home for people with serious mental problems so I assumed the two were the same...  Maybe they are?

Here's a social services review of the home in 2009 if anyone's interested? 

http://62.73.173.233/CSCI/CRH/11/ES0000002611.V2000052982.R01.S.pdf

Anyway, this is the site of The Quarry on the map :)




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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 16 March 10 21:31 GMT (UK) »
I see in 1881 ,

Wragby road .
Charles Arkill, the famous Printer and Bookseller, I believe he did Lincoln directories.

Maybe it was his house ,  :)


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Re: Quarry maternity home,
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 16 March 10 21:52 GMT (UK) »
Big house for a single bloke ;)