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single mothers home run by nuns
« on: Saturday 29 August 09 21:01 BST (UK) »
i would appreciate any help what so ever there was a single mothers home in salford on i think broome lane in the 60s which was run by nuns it is a now a nursing home any help would be great , does anyone know any thing about this

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 30 August 09 09:35 BST (UK) »
Hi Tessie & welcome to Rootschat.  :)
Around 1946/7 my mother left Hollymount convent home and was set to a place on Broom Lane Salford. As far same my mother could remember, this place was for young girls from the convent and girls from other homes who were about to leave. It was a sort of half way house, there first steps to been independent. My mothere was sent there with about half a dozen other girls from her orphanage at the same time. They may well have taken young single mother or single girls who were pregnant at the time? Hopefully a lady on here called "Emms " who has a 1954 directory for Manchester and Salford, will look up what was on Broom lane back then. She maybe able to give us a name of the place and even the head of the place.
Good luck.
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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 30 August 09 09:47 BST (UK) »
I did find this reference back in 1929 for Broom lane, Broughton.Salford. North side of the road.

Broughton High School, Kinder-garten ( girls ) Broom Lane house

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 30 August 09 11:45 BST (UK) »
Hi,

 :)

In the 1960's there was a home at 61 Broome Lane, Salford called St Teresa's Convent Home for Unmarried Mothers.  Unfortunately, I don't know anything else about it that might help you.

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 30 August 09 18:09 BST (UK) »
thank you very much for your info hopefully i'll get some more info now that theres a name to go with it :)

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 30 August 09 19:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Tessie

I've just seen this part of your post.  I gather the other one was put up later!  I will look in both directories and get back - I might have to set tea off first!

I'll get back.

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 30 August 09 19:40 BST (UK) »
thank you very much  :)

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 30 August 09 19:49 BST (UK) »
Hi

Sorry

The phone rang as I finished the last line, and I've been on it ever since.

I've got in 1965, Catholic Directory, Salford Diocese,  Sisters of Charity of SVP, St Teresa's Home for Mothers and Babies, Broom Lane, Broughton 1199.

Now, records, I'm not sure.  I get confused with all the different names these orders gave themselves.

I don't know if it's still there, nor that it's under SVP today? (St Vincent de Paul).  I'll try and find out, but I should think you'll get someone on who knows more. 

Best wishes

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 30 August 09 19:59 BST (UK) »
Hi again:

From 1953/4 Kelly's, Broom Lane, Higher Broughton, (S7)

Leicester Road, Higher Broughton to Bury New Road, H1.

Has on the South Side:

55

Legh St

61 St Teresa'a Catholic Maternity Home, Sisters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul.

63  Broughton High School for Girls (Miss M C W Wicks Ph D head mistress).

End of list for Broom Lane.

Care: there is another Broom Lane in Levenshulme listed!


So the trade directory in 1953 calls it a maternity home.

Hope this helps.  Looks like it is SVP then.

I'll have a look on their site, but it might be Salford Diocesan Archives you need.

Good luck!

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Hoey : Louth, Dublin, Lancashire,
Diggle: Pendleton Lancashire,
Stickley: Dorset, Lancashire
Bockmann, Boedemann etc Artist, Europe and London

English Merchants in Brazil and Portugal especially Carruthers family

1st Battalion Connaught rangers WW1

Website:  Look  out for new website coming soon to replace Fells and Seas