Author Topic: Corcoran history  (Read 4725 times)

Padraighin

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Re: Corcoran history
« Reply #15 on: 15:17:07, 15/09/18 »
Hello Maureen
She never sctually said she had been in care but there were others in St. Joseph's Hostel who had been. Carmel implied a troubled childhood And the nun in charge (Sister of Charity?)5in charge seemed to know her well, which didn't seem to be the case with the young women who were there temporarily because they had work in Manchester. Someone on this site thinks she found her birth cert. with the birthdate 1936. This sound correct as Carmel was about 28. I still remember her in her boucle Chanel type suit. I think she was a shop assistant in a Manchester Department store. She had lived on the continent and spoke French and, perhaps, Italian. She may have returned to France in the years since.  Patricia

mollymo

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Re: Corcoran history
« Reply #16 on: 14:31:32, 16/09/18 »
Hello Patricia, Carmel was born in 1939 I have her dob from when she went into care. After Carmel left school she attended Salford Tech College to do an Art Course that would have been around 1954/55 sometime after she left St Joseph's Home at Patricroft. I have previously been in touch with the other posters regarding Carmel as I was in St Joseph's at the same time, we have always drawn a blank when doing searches for her. A friend of mine has a photo of Carmel she would have been around 18-20 when it was taken.

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Maureen

Padraighin

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Re: Corcoran history
« Reply #17 on: 22:44:10, 16/09/18 »
Thanks Maureen
Carmel was very artistic so her choice of art at Salford Tech makes sense. I wish I had taken a photo of her in 1964 when I met her at St Joseph's hostel. I left the hostel late 1964, early 1965. The address Carmel gave me as a contact was 70 School Lane, Manchester 20. Given the difficulty so many seem to have encountered in finding her, she may have moved to the continent and/or married and changed her name. I wonder if she would be surprised that people still remember her 64, and in my case, 54 years later. A lovely woman and difficult to forget. If i find out anything, I will let you know.
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Patricia






Padraighin

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Re: Corcoran history
« Reply #18 on: 23:46:51, 16/09/18 »
I don't know if this will help in the search but I just found the address of St Joseph's Hostel where i stayed in 1964 and where I met Carmel. It was mainly a place for students, teachers or other Catholic women paying for a short-term stay. I doubt the hostel is still there, or maybe it was converted to another use. I remember the nun in charge telling us that they had a different type of home for unmarried mothers several streets away.


St. [size=78%]Joseph's Hostel[/size]

Lower (? Sp) Grange
21 New Hall Rd.
Broughton
Salford 7
Phone no. In 1964:  BRO 1944