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BBC news item - "The mystery of the baby in the box"
« on: Thursday 14 December 17 18:38 GMT (UK) »
Did anyone see this in the news? What a heart rending story.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42256465
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Re: BBC news item - "The mystery of the baby in the box"
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 December 17 19:15 GMT (UK) »
I watched this with tears in my eyes.

 It looks like he may never know why his parents abandoned him in such a way. Perhaps the theory of an "adoption" gone wrong is correct but the only people who can answer this for him are no longer here.

What I cannot get my head round is his parents were married so what was their problem with keeping their baby? Lots of other couples had children during the war in London and other cities in UK and would never have dreamt of doing such a cruel thing. Only my opinion.

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Re: BBC news item - "The mystery of the baby in the box"
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 December 17 19:34 GMT (UK) »
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Re: BBC news item - "The mystery of the baby in the box"
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 14 December 17 19:45 GMT (UK) »
Great teeth  :)
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Re: BBC news item - "The mystery of the baby in the box"
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 14 December 17 20:04 GMT (UK) »
I thought this item may be of interest -
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42256465



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Re: BBC news item - "The mystery of the baby in the box"
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 14 December 17 20:26 GMT (UK) »
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Re: BBC news item - "The mystery of the baby in the box"
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 14 December 17 20:35 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, I did look for it before I posted.  :)
Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
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Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
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Re: BBC news item - "The mystery of the baby in the box"
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 14 December 17 20:37 GMT (UK) »
Amend that, I got there first!  :) :)
Bell, Salter, Street - Devon, Middlesbrough.
Lickess- North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough.
Etherington - North Yorks and Durham.
Barker- North Yorks
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Newsam, Pattison, Proud - North Yorks.
Timothy, Griffiths, Jones - South Wales

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Re: BBC news item - "The mystery of the baby in the box"
« Reply #8 on: Friday 15 December 17 11:00 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if his mother had post natal depression,heíll never know but itís one option.
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