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Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« on: Friday 17 September 10 23:50 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know the name of the home for unmarried mothers that used to be in Park Road, North Bedford?

Also would there be any records?

Thank you for your time.

Regards, Hoppity


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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 September 10 09:38 BST (UK) »
Hello Hoppity
I've found a similar query posted to another website, asking about the Bedford Home for Girls (1930s) 1 Hill Rise, Park Road North, Bedford.  It was run by St Albans Diocesan Council for Social Responsibility.
This link might help
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=046-ds&cid=2-22&kw=Hertfordshire%20Archives%20and%20Local%20Studies#2-22

Dazey


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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 September 10 17:47 BST (UK) »
Hi Dazey.

Thank you so much!!

At least it will help me to go in the right direction.  All I had on a birth certificate was Park Road, Bedford.

You are very kind, thank you.

Kind regards, Hoppity
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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19 September 10 19:05 BST (UK) »
The 1936 Kelly's directory has at 17 Park Road North - Hyde, Percy James, Bedford & County Girls' Home (Miss E E Munford, lady supt)

It is there in the 1940 edition at the same address with Percy James Hyde junior

In 1948-50 edition it is not specifically listed at that address, only Percy Jas Hyde;  & next to this address is Hill Rise

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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 September 10 16:38 BST (UK) »
Thank you so much for looking for me. 

Every little thing helps. 

Best wishes. Hoppity
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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 21 September 10 16:55 BST (UK) »
Have you contacted the Bedfordshire Archives to see if they have any details.

I could not find anything in their online catalogue.
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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 October 10 13:17 BST (UK) »
Hello John,

Not as yet.  According to the site I looked at that Dazy gave me, the records are in the Hertfordshire library, so I am going to go there first to see what they have.

Thank you so much for looking for me.

Best wishes
Hoppity
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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 22 June 11 18:24 BST (UK) »
Hi I have been trying to find out more information relating to my mother who was born at the home in Park Road North, Bedford in October 1932. I have made enquiries with Bedford archives and they have directed me to St. Albans Diocese. Apparently there are records to indicate that my mother was baptised at St. Martins Church on 11th November 1932 and also vaccination papers dated 1st February 1933. All of this information was given to me by Bedford archives by email and I paid online so it was all very painless. Problem is I still have no idea what happened to my mother after she had been vaccinated. I am waiting to find out from st. Albans Diocese if they can help me find out if my mother was officially fostered and if so who with. If anyone else has any information relating to what happened to babies and their mothers during this very traumatic time I'd be very grateful.

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Re: Home for Girls - unmarried mothers, Bedford
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 September 11 20:34 BST (UK) »
hi hoppity.I am looking for info on the unmarried mothers home in bedford you were looking for. I have had a sister adopted from this home in 1942 can you supply any info on this home.cheers Wigtown 1