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Offline jen1984

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Simpson Hill, Bury
« on: Monday 13 July 09 13:46 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to locate details of what and where Simpson Hill in Bury are.

It appears that my great grandmother Ruth Heywood (nee Taylor) was residing there and gave birth to her son Donald there in 1921.  The father was not known so I am wondering if Simpson Hill was some form of institution.

If anyone has any information on Simpson Hill I'd love to hear from you.

Regards

Jen 

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Re: Simpson Hill, Bury
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 July 09 14:58 BST (UK) »
Hi, Jen, there is a reference on Curious Fox to a Simpson Hill Maternity Home.

Also have a look at this:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=a38a435a731a78441225b81552a3cd22&topic=102599.msg440412

The poster might have more information.



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Re: Simpson Hill, Bury
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 July 09 15:16 BST (UK) »
Alternatively there is a Simpson Clough ("clough" meaning steep-sided valley in Lancs dialect) between Heywood and Bury.  There is/was a paper mill in the valley, but I remember the school bus taking us from Rochdale to Bury Grammar School being unable to get up the long steep hill at Simpson Clough because of snow and ice.  This was in the early 1950s and we had to walk the rest of the way. ::)

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Re: Simpson Hill, Bury
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 16 July 09 10:25 BST (UK) »
you  might like to try contacting the archives people
Bury Archives Service
Moss Street
Bury BL9 0DR
Tel 0161 253 6782
E-mail archives@bury.gov.uk     hope that helps
Jed


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Re: Simpson Hill, Bury
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 16 July 09 12:42 BST (UK) »
There is a Simpson hill close still in heywood on Rochdale rd east heading out to rochdale. go multimap  and type in Simpson hill Heywood.
Cooper     Camberwell. Manchester
Callow        I.O.M.
Ellis, Heatley, Hayden,  Manchester
Mellings     Mertha

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Re: Simpson Hill, Bury
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 29 August 09 01:32 BST (UK) »
My mother's birth certificate gives her place of birth (and her mother's place of residence) as Simpson Hill, Heywood in 1931 which seems a coincidence as heywood and bury are practically next to each other on the map.  Sounds like it must have been a maternity hospital to me.

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Re: Simpson Hill, Bury
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 26 September 09 10:47 BST (UK) »
Hi - I have a similar query. Simpson Hill House was/is a large house in Heywood which was sold at the end of the 19th Century.

My Aunt gave birth unmarried at the age of 16 in 1924. Her son's birth certificate gives his place of birth as Simpson Hill and his residence six weeks later (when the birth was registered) as the same. My Aunt's address is however given as the family home (Cowlishaw Lane, Shaw).

Could Simpson Hill have been some sort of home/maternity hospital for young single mums?
Brierley/Brearley; Hilton; Kershaw; Buckley; Lees; Ashworth; Lord; Stott; Royton (Longsight); Rochdale (Spotland/Bongs); Shaw (Area by Newhey Boundary e.g Wren's Nest);Saddleworth; Greenacres; Butterworth; Ogden

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Cooper     Camberwell. Manchester
Callow        I.O.M.
Ellis, Heatley, Hayden,  Manchester
Mellings     Mertha

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Re: Simpson Hill, Bury
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 July 10 18:42 BST (UK) »
Hi htere, the place you are looking for is now St annes house in rycroft Ave heywood. It was origonally a home for un married mothers built by a minister .  I can put you in touch with the present owners if they agree or look at it on goole world. hope it helps , Dave.