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Milngavie/Mugdock
« on: Friday 24 July 20 23:05 BST (UK) »
hi.can anyone help please.i was in a childrens home in Mugdock near Milngavie in the early 70s.ive tried hard to find information but keep coming up against brick walls.i know that after the childrens home it became a care home for the elderly and when that shut down it was turned into apartments and is now called Westerton..i have searched all over for info but its like the home and I never existed..i don't even know who owned the home or which council it came under..please help..it would be much appreciated
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Childrens home in Mugdock
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 25 July 20 00:46 BST (UK) »
hi.can anyone help please.i was in a childrens home in Mugdock near Milngavie in the early 70s.ive tried hard to find information but keep coming up against brick walls.i know that after the childrens home it became a care home for the elderly and when that shut down it was turned into apartments and is now called Westerton..i have searched all over for info but its like the home and I never existed..i don't even know who owned the home or which council it came under..please help..it would be much appreciated
Mandie


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Re: Milngavie/Mugdock
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 25 July 20 10:24 BST (UK) »
Hello Mandie, welcome to Rootschat  :D

May I suggest that you consider contacting Scotland's People to ask them if they know anything about this home.

They may be able to tell you where to look or whom to contact for further information on the home.

https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/contact-us

In the Category section I would suggest that you pick Comments and Feedback.

There may be other Rootschatters who can help you better than I can.
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Re: Childrens home in Mugdock
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 25 July 20 10:30 BST (UK) »
Hi
Probably not what you are looking for but..
!971 newspaper has an advert for the position of Deputy Matron to work at a childrens home near Milngavie, Glasgow.Children cared for are boys and girls aged between four and twelve years old.
Apply Matron, Westerton of Muglock , Milngarvie, Glasgow.

I wonder if it started off in  1933 as the Scottish Convalescent Home for sick children (Archiblad and Isabella Barr Memorial), Mugdock.
They might be two totally separate establishments though.
Hopefully others might have more useful information :)

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Re: Childrens home in Mugdock
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 25 July 20 10:50 BST (UK) »
I don't know about the 1970's but from the 1930's to the 1950's and possibly later, Westerton of Mugdock housed the Scottish Convalescent Home for Children.
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Re: Childrens home in Mugdock
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 25 July 20 11:26 BST (UK) »

             This may help:-

   
NOT FOUND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR?
This children's convalescent homes directory is a new venture, and sadly there are some counties I as yet don't have any information about. If you know of homes that are not listed, or are looking for infomation about homes in a particular county, please let me know. Thank you.
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Re: Milngavie/Mugdock
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 25 July 20 11:56 BST (UK) »
This would be in East Dunbartonshire Council so you need to contact them.
https://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk 

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Re: Milngavie/Mugdock
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 25 July 20 15:32 BST (UK) »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archibald_Barr
http://www.ourcumbernauld.org.uk/greenfaulds/childrens-home/
https://corumproperty.co.uk/property/westerton-of-mugdock-mugdock/

Taken together, these two items constrain the possible dates to between 1933 and 1983.

https://archive.org/stream/b28650311/b28650311_djvu.txt dates from 1954

Probably too old to be relevant, but an interesting read
http://www.strathblanefield.org.uk/history/Mugdock.html

If the records of the home have survived, I would expect them to be in the archives of Greater Glasgow Health Board https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/public-health/information-management/other-libraries/nhsggc-archive/# but if not they should know where they are.
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Re: Milngavie/Mugdock
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 25 July 20 17:43 BST (UK) »
thankyou all..i will start the ball rolling again with all this info and keep you informed of my progress