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« on: Sunday 04 May 08 11:16 BST (UK) »
hello i am new to this (and computers) so bear with me! i am trying to find out about a place called Turners Court in Wallingford. A gap in the family tree  - we believe a relative emigrated to N.Z in 1928 and the adress he gave was Turners Court - when his family were londoners. Any info or advice appreciated.

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Re: turners court
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 May 08 11:38 BST (UK) »



   Hi Diggit ..... Welcome to Rootschat... ;D


   There is a picture here.....not sure if it is the same place that I am thinking of but it could be this....

  www.benson-village.co.uk/gallery/1735615

   click on the above link and it will take you to photo....

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« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 May 08 12:57 BST (UK) »
hello Diggit,

Welcome to Rootschat!  Turners Court was a reform school http://www.pettarchiv.org.uk/survey-williamhunt1.htm.

Some of the lads used to come to our Youth club when I was a girl!  They were all very nice lads!   ;D

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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 May 08 13:53 BST (UK) »
thanks for the replies, yes that's the place - i suppose reform school is better than prison! any more information anyone has got would be great. Still can't understand what he was doing there when he was from London. Nice to hear they were allowed out to youth club, perhaps he wasn't a bad lad after all.


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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 May 08 15:55 BST (UK) »
Hi Diggett,

A lot of the lads came from London, it was a very strict regime there, if I remember rightly.

Only the very best behaved were allowed out! Special privileges had to be earned!

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« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 May 08 16:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks Rabbit B. Definitely not Centre Parks then. Well it all fits in with what we were told that he was the black sheep of the family - funny how i always have a soft spot for black sheep - i hope he made good out in N.Z

I have had a reply to say he married out there.

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« Reply #6 on: Sunday 04 May 08 16:32 BST (UK) »
thanks for the replies, yes that's the place - i suppose reform school is better than prison! any more information anyone has got would be great. Still can't understand what he was doing there when he was from London.


Maybe he worked there?

He was far too old at 27 to be a detainee. ;)

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 04 May 08 17:16 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the reply Carol 8353.
We have also been wondering how he came to be in there aged 27 if it were a reform school - on the shipping manifest he put his occupation as electrical engineer, so i suppose he could have been employed there. So frustrating not to be able to find out! No family records exist as for some reason he was never even talked about.

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 04 May 08 18:14 BST (UK) »
Am I being thick or something? Where does it say that he was 27,

I read the year of immigration as 1928, not the year of his birth!

Please enlighten me! I see no age mentioned till the last couple of posts? But having said that there were young men as well as boys at Turners Court!

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