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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #27 on: Saturday 28 April 18 10:22 BST (UK) »
Sorry..misread your post..First World War not second ! Yes I am aware of the history of Strathclyde House..The Renton Bridge was indeed built in 1952 to accommodate access to the Industrial Estate..

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #28 on: Sunday 06 May 18 12:13 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know of a home in Cardross that in the 50's was known as Queen's Park House?? Thanks.

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #29 on: Sunday 06 May 18 14:16 BST (UK) »
Hi familyquest

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

The closest I can see so far, from the 1920-1 MacDonalds Scottish Directory and Gazetteer, is:

Duncan, Dr E., Queen's Park House, Langside Road

https://archive.org/stream/macdonaldsscot192122edin/macdonaldsscot192122edin_djvu.txt

Later years show hospital connections at this site (Victoria Infirmary).

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #30 on: Monday 07 May 18 10:00 BST (UK) »
Thanks a lot, Monica, but the documentation I have explicitly mentions Cardross, which I think would have come under Dumbarton rather than Glasgow.

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #31 on: Monday 07 May 18 14:48 BST (UK) »
I can't see any further reference unfortunately, other than the Glasgow ref. to it  :-\

Some info and links which you could contact here www.childrenshomes.org.uk/DunbartonshireCC/

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #32 on: Monday 07 May 18 23:16 BST (UK) »
Thanks again, Monica. Much appreciated.

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 03 January 19 15:05 GMT (UK) »
Happy New Year
I am researching the Beattie family tree. My Grandad was David Beattie & he was born at the poorhouse 50 Townend Road, Dumbarton on the 30th June 1910. His mum Maggie died in 1918 & his dad John died in 1919.
Their 3 eldest children Maggie, John & Jessie were brought up by Cardross Parish Council until they were of age.. David & James were In foster care in Balfron. Hugh started off in foster care before going to quarriers orphanage.
I am assuming the three eldest were in Bloomhill childrens home & I have enjoyed seeing all your posts and comments.