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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 09 March 16 15:24 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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Do you know the name of this book Rosie ?

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 09 March 16 19:14 GMT (UK) »
Not very sure of the name of the book but it is easy to find it is in the Helensburgh Archives section on the bottom floor ...or if you ask one of the girls at the desk they will help you they are very helpful
Rosie :)

Very sad story by the way

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 10 March 16 12:01 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Rosie , if I'm in Helensburgh I will certainly go to the library & look for this book 😃

Yes it is a sad story , Myself & the other 2 youngest weren't at Cardross park home for long , we were Fostered by a family in Inverness in 1963 , my real mother remained in hospital care  until she died in 1995 ( she had psychiatric problems )& went to Bellsdyke hospital Larbert . I went to visit her around 1991 & visited her a few times after that  also met up with my 3 older brothers in the early 80s . Sadly as we were separated at such a young age we were like 2 different family's . 

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 06 August 16 16:24 BST (UK) »
Hi I worked in children's home cardross as a cook in the early 1990s

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 06 August 16 17:35 BST (UK) »
Hi more info its now called cardross park mansion google it there's a good picture of it see if its the same one


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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 20:07 BST (UK) »
Yes I visited Cardross park mansion a few years ago . The whole surrounding area is totally transformed with new housing . I'd visited Cardross park home several years,before when it was deserted & with fields of overgrown grass

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 24 April 18 23:59 BST (UK) »
Unfortunately Cardross Park Home was demolished some years ago.I would be grateful for any pictures or any other information about the children's home as my husband was there from 1959 until 1964 .

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 25 April 18 17:21 BST (UK) »
Unfortunately Cardross Park Home was demolished some years ago.I would be grateful for any pictures or any other information about the children's home as my husband was there from 1959 until 1964 .

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Re: Cardross Childrens home Dunbarton
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 25 April 18 17:24 BST (UK) »
Sorry I tried to download image of Cardross park mansion , this was once the children's home it has been converted in to flats & has been for a number of years .