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Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« on: Friday 31 May 13 16:47 BST (UK) »

Does anyone remember Cardross Park home ? it was a Childrens home a came from in 1961

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 09 June 13 14:36 BST (UK) »
In the 1940`s Cardross Park Home, was a convalescent home for sick children, my late brother was sent there for two weeks after spending time in Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 02 December 15 01:08 GMT (UK) »
Cardross Park childrens home was where I was abandoned for a few years in the early 1970's. I remember a big sandstone building with a long driveway? Is that right? What is the building now? I'd like to take a look. Any pics of it anyone?

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 02 December 15 01:13 GMT (UK) »
In the 1940`s Cardross Park Home, was a convalescent home for sick children, my late brother was sent there for two weeks after spending time in Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow

I was there for a while in the early 70's as a very young child. Cardross Park Childrens home is the name from my past memory's.  I have a vague memory of a large sandstone  building with a very long drive up to it...? Is the building there now?

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 02 December 15 18:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi Louise

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

See you have found the other forum with further info here www.topix.com/forum/uk/argyll-and-bute/TV29TK1LVP25JRPRT which provides another name for it, the Bloomhill Children's Home.

From that thread and the mention of a recent property sale you have www.scotlandshomes.co.uk/flats/for-sale/dumbarton-west-dunbartonshire/g82/3023

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #6 on: Friday 04 December 15 08:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi
There were two children's homes in Cardross.  Cardross Park was for babies and very young children and Bloomhill cared for school-age children.  Cardross Park as mentioned has been converted into flats and Bloomhill became a care home for the elderly.  isk

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #7 on: Friday 18 December 15 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Cardross Park childrens home was where I was abandoned for a few years in the early 1970's. I remember a big sandstone building with a long driveway? Is that right? What is the building now? I'd like to take a look. Any pics of it anyone?

If you ever by chance visit Helensburgh there is a book in the Library with lot's of photo's of some of the staff at Cardross Park Home
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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 09 March 16 15:17 GMT (UK) »
This is how i came to be in Cardross park home in May 1961.  My Father  was Andrew Gordon Douglas . I was the baby the youngest of 6 , myself my sister & brother all under 5 went to Cardross park home  & my 3 elder brothers went to Bloomhill

I found this in The Glasgow Herald archives ...