Author Topic: St Josephs Childrens Home.  (Read 1939 times)

Andrew

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #15 on: 14:17:11, 05/04/22 »
Thanks Maureen. I have found another photo of the home which I have colourized again. possibly 1950's?

mollymo

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« Reply #16 on: 14:32:53, 05/04/22 »
 AndrewI do not remember the tree, below that was a small fire escape leading from the girls dayroom which can be seen. Would let me have your email address then delete it when I reply to say received.

Andrew

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« Reply #17 on: 15:13:43, 05/04/22 »
Thanks Maureen.
« Last Edit: 15:29:08, 05/04/22 by Andrew »

mollymo

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« Reply #18 on: 15:16:59, 05/04/22 »
Andrew. Received, delete your email address.
Maureen

Andrew

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« Reply #19 on: 10:59:49, 06/04/22 »
Hi Maureen. I sent you an email with 5 colourized photos of the ones you sent me. Not sure if you received them. Let me know if you haven't. Best Regards Andrew...

mbroadbent

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« Reply #20 on: 19:02:58, 22/05/23 »
Hello I know this is an old thread but I saw that my old family home Ellesmere House (from the 1890s) had become part of St Joseph's RC Home by the late 1930s.  The home was adjacent to the Brigewater Canal Across the street and the photo looks towards the side of the house, the canal would be on the right.  In another photo in this thread, I see the home in my photo right by the bend in the canal, the garden wall on the left.
I would be quite interested in who might have photos of this particular area, and I al also trying to determine when the home would have been demolished.
ThanksMatt Broadbent

mollymo

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« Reply #21 on: 08:53:58, 23/05/23 »
The home closed in 1960 demolished soon after. Have some photos of inside. MM.

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« Reply #22 on: 12:36:35, 23/05/23 »
Hi mollymo, I was pretty sure demolition happened in the 1960s as buildings shown on maps changed between about 1960 and 1972.  Specifically it is the former Ellesmere house that I was asking about. I would be extremely interested in seeing photos, perhaps we can exchange contacts somehow.
My family were at Ellesmere House from about 1883 until probably 1897, there are various newspaper adverts for them advertising for servants or selling items like my great grandfathers portable forge after he went overseas.  The previous owner Robert Wilson was a partner in the Bridgewater foundary which became the Royal Ordinance Factory Patricroft.



mollymo

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« Reply #23 on: 12:50:42, 23/05/23 »
Will look through photos this evening to see which I think would be of interest to you, wii message you later.mm

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« Reply #24 on: 13:47:52, 23/05/23 »
ok, wonderful thank you, I really appreciate that.

mollymo

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« Reply #25 on: 16:24:15, 24/05/23 »
Hi Matt, the only photo I have is a reunion in 1955 of the girls and boys the photo seems to be taken in front of Ellesmere House I only recognised it from the arched doorway not much more of the house shows unfortunately. Maureen. If you want to put your email address on here as soon as I reply “got it” delete it.

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« Reply #26 on: 16:37:34, 24/05/23 »
Hi Maureen, thanks!
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mollymo

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« Reply #27 on: 17:18:06, 24/05/23 »
Got it delete

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« Reply #28 on: 23:17:06, 01/11/23 »
Sydney Woolfe
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Good Evening All,



I have came across this forum chat while trying to find some information regarding my father's early years in the orphanage. He was and is an amazing Man & Father Who we sadly lost 10 years ago at an early age so we and i  never got chance to understand or talk with him about his start in life at the orphanage as we was to young to understand. He was also always too busy teaching us how to be our best self and never talked about the past much. I would love for anyone who was in the orphanage in the 1950s or has family attending the orphanage around this time for anymore information I would appreciate alot


His name was and is Sydney Woolfe... any information would mean the world to myself and if you would like a coffee to catch up it would be on the Woolfe Family


Love to all children and friends of my father attending St Joseph's. You inspire me daily ❤️

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« Reply #29 on: 10:15:30, 02/11/23 »
Ref. Sydney Woolf’s,


In response to your message on Manchester Forum, I was in the home 1950-54 and do remember Sydney a lovely little boy. I was one of the older girls. The younger boys were kept separate from the older boys so had their own playroom and dormitory and ate separately. Sure I have some photos with Sydney taken with som e of the younger boys.


Maureen.