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Title: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: manikins on Saturday 27 August 16 13:47 BST (UK)
Hi,
I know that I was born (1972) in a Catholic mother and baby home in Southampton. I don't know the name of the institution but I was wondering if someone does as I would like to find out more about the place and its history.
thanks
M
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: paco on Saturday 27 August 16 14:11 BST (UK)
Welcome to Rootschat.
Southampton Archives may be able to help you find the Home.
regards.
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: Treetotal on Saturday 27 August 16 14:25 BST (UK)
Hi M and welcome to Rootschat....I wonder if this could be it:

http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/SouthamptonNH/

Carol
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: manikins on Sunday 28 August 16 19:58 BST (UK)
Thanks Carol. It could very well be the place. Your help is very much appreciated. I was trying to find some photos of the building after it was rebuilt but can't seem to find anything. Anyway, it's a great starting point. thank you ever so much, it means a lot to me.
M
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: Treetotal on Sunday 28 August 16 23:07 BST (UK)
My pleasure M....Someone may come up with a photo so don't give up. You could try the library.
Good Luck  :)
Carol
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: rosie99 on Monday 29 August 16 08:48 BST (UK)
Hi manikins

Welcome to rootschat

Does your birth certificate give an address for this home

Rosie
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: manikins on Monday 29 August 16 17:01 BST (UK)
Hi Rosie,
yes, I had to dig it out and hadn't thought to look at it. it says 33 Hill lane, so it sounds as if it was the Sister of Nazareth home. thanks.
regards
M
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: rosie99 on Monday 29 August 16 17:04 BST (UK)
I am pleased that you are able to confirm that you have the right place  :)

Rosie
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: Treetotal on Monday 29 August 16 18:33 BST (UK)
That's great news M that we have the right home...we just need to find a photo for you now.
Carol
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: bowman on Monday 29 August 16 19:18 BST (UK)
That's great news M that we have the right home...we just need to find a photo for you now.
Carol

Maybe if you contact the Archivist in this link, you might get lucky.

http://www.sistersofnazareth.com/global/meet-the-archivists

Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: paco on Tuesday 30 August 16 14:13 BST (UK)
Nazareth House was damaged and demolished during the war, and a new Home was built in about 1970, so you would need a photograph of the new Home. Don't know what they called it though, but Southampton City Archives would know. If you were adopted you can get more details from the adoption society.
regards.
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: Scouselass on Sunday 19 February 17 20:37 GMT (UK)
Hi Mankins
The place your looking for is
Nazareth House
Hill Lane
Southampton

I believe it's a nursing home now I had my daughter there in the 70s
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: pandora on Thursday 06 July 17 16:29 BST (UK)
Hi, I think you may be looking for Nazareth House,which was in Hill Lane. In the Polygon area of Southampton.It was / is a home run by Catholic nuns.Im not sure if it is still being used.It was a home for unmarried mothers It was used up untill the  1980, I moved away from that area in the 1980s. I am sure if you search Hampshire Website there will be a picture on there.
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: pandora on Thursday 06 July 17 16:54 BST (UK)
If you do an open search for Nazareth House you will find a lot of information on N/H, there is one part where you can do a search for births.
  No pics of the new N/H only the old house. I am sure you will find some information on one of sites. Good luck with your search.
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: Ellenmai on Thursday 06 July 17 16:56 BST (UK)
It appears the Mother & Baby Home closed 1985 and the property sold to developers. It is now Hampton Lodge nursing and dementia care home and Hebron Court apartments. The post code is SO155We if you want to look on Google Maps.
If you want help in locating a photograph could I suggest you try 'Southampton Memories People & Places' page on Facebook, perhaps someone could point you in the right direction.
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: y7mar on Friday 20 October 17 20:22 BST (UK)
http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/SouthamptonNH/
Have a look @ this page ... Hope it helps X
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: soanas51 on Saturday 16 June 18 17:25 BST (UK)
Was looked after by the nuns at Nazareth House as I was pregnant and homeless. My daughter was born 45 years ago yesterday. I remember my stay there as happy, like a big family. The nuns were strict but fair. I can still make a bed with military precision as they taught me!
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: bearkat on Saturday 16 June 18 20:27 BST (UK)
It's good to hear that your experience at Nazareth House was good.  You hear so many horrible stories.
Title: Re: Mother and baby home run by nuns in Southampton during the 70s
Post by: Jo Purcell on Tuesday 13 November 18 00:22 GMT (UK)
I have been searching a lot this evening for information about where I was born. Nazareth House Southampton in 1968. Then I found this conversation after all I could find was an old house pre 1940 when it was burnt down and a new house was built in 1950 something..but I can't find a picture. I have no actual birth relatives left to ask! I have always been intrigued by the stories I was told... Strangely enough, i work helping to train care staff in care homes in the Southampton area and will be going up there soon.. Just doing some research before the big day! I think the national archives seem like the best way forward as they have publications from Nazareth house you can order by the looks of things? Ill carry on my search! I was told that I was born in a connecting hospital, and not in the house itself. Would that have been done usually? If so does anyone know which hospital? I wish I had paid more attention to my Nan.. Im sure it began with an H!