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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #72 on: Monday 24 February 14 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Shirley,

You have now made enough posts to send and receive Private Messages to other users, Mary will receive notification of last nights posts so hopefully will be back intouch.

All the Best

Sarah :)
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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #73 on: Thursday 13 March 14 18:53 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know if there were any other mother-and-baby/unmarried homes for mothers operating in Salford in the 1940s, 50s, 60s etc? Were there religious qualifications only in terms of St Theresa's or were the local authority referring people?

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #74 on: Saturday 05 April 14 15:59 BST (UK) »
I was at St Teresa's from 1st May 1968 till mid July. I kept my son, born 15th June, but have never forgotten seeing those poor girls weeping when they gave their babies up for adoption. Many of them were Irish, often returning afterwards to marry the father of their child, their families wanting to preserve the outward show of Catholic respectability.
The nuns were kind and caring, but trapped in the system.
I remember a young nun, Sister Mark, I think she wasl called.
I get tearful remembering that time. It would be great to hear from anyone
who was at St Teresa's then.
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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #75 on: Saturday 05 April 14 16:32 BST (UK) »
I'm not sure if my previous message has been posted. I have been trying for some time to reply to a private message from mary. I am really interested in your research  and have photos

and memories of my time at st teresas'. I do hope to be able to get through to you.
Best wishes shirley jones
Shirley, do you remember me  ....   Blanche   

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #76 on: Sunday 12 October 14 03:45 BST (UK) »
Hello all. This thread has truly been the most information I have found in all my searching to date. My name is Anne Marie Cunnane. My mother M M Cunnane resided at St. Teresa's on Broom Lane. I was born in July of 1951 and given up for adoption. I have been searching for any information regarding my birth mother and family history. I will post again shortly with additional information so that then ppl may private msg me or reply to my post. I would truly be so grateful for any and all information. I have no desires to disrupt my birth mothers life etc. Just looking to have the history of it all. Thank you all for the posts on here. They have been riveting.

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #77 on: Monday 13 October 14 05:29 BST (UK) »
Ok, some additional information I have is mostly from a birth certificate, a baptism certificate, and a note from a Dr. who certified I was in good health.

Baptised at St. Thomas of Canterbury higher Broughton, Salford 7
Baptised July of 1951 by Rev. Francis Mark Occlesion and sponser Bridget Condron.

The doctor was located at 361 GT Cheetham Street E HR Broughton. Date of the exam was January 1952.

My birth certificate lists my mother as a 'hotel kitchen maid of 61 Broom Lane Broughton'
Lists my mother as M M Cunnane. Lists nothing for father or father occupation.
States I was born at Hope Hosptial.
Finally lists 'Adopted J H Temple Superintendent Registrar'

I have been researching quite a bit and have went through the entire process for adoption records via the GRO but seem to have come to a dead end as far as how to go about getting the records. I was instructed to apply to the Birkenhead Court for the name of the Agency to contact for the actual records etc. I did and Judge De Haas instructed me to contact :

Adoption Agency: Shrewsbury Diocesan, Children's Rescue Society, 7 Park Road East, Birkenhead

I have been unable to find any information regarding this agency other than a reference in an old pamphlet from 1967  http://lxoa.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/unmarriedmothers.pdf

I do not have my mothers date of birth so even basic searchers on various genealogical sites do not yield much.  I appreciate any info anyone may have  :)
Cunnane

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #78 on: Monday 13 October 14 10:09 BST (UK) »
Have sent you a pm
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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #79 on: Wednesday 29 October 14 16:23 GMT (UK) »
Hi

All I can add to this thread is that my mother lived at 61 Broome Lane during 1956, as indeed did I until I was adopted in September 1956.

I would be interested to know more about this place.

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Re: single mothers home run by nuns
« Reply #80 on: Wednesday 29 October 14 16:35 GMT (UK) »
Hi

All I can add to this thread is that my mother lived at 61 Broome Lane during 1956, as indeed did I until I was adopted in September 1956.

I would be interested to know more about this place.

just sent you a pm
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