Author Topic: St Josephs Childrens Home.  (Read 1941 times)

Woolfe

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #30 on: 23:18:27, 02/11/23 »
Maureen 😁


Thank you so so much for responding it means the world to myself and will be forever thankful to even hear those kind words about my father as a young boy. I hope you are well and I mean it when I say you and all the children inspire me. I went to visit the orphanage today where the building was and luckily though exploring the area came across a young sister in the local church Holy Cross.


How would I be able to recieve those photos and are they actually of my father as a child? We have never seen pictures of him as a young man so it would mean alot. Thanks again and sending love from our family to you and your family Maureen


Nathan

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #31 on: 10:01:10, 03/11/23 »
Hi Nathan,
 From my memory there were two boys of mixed race an older boy Raymond Pilling and your father Sydney. I have been in touch with Raymond’s family and sent them photos of their dad as a young boy, sadly he passed away in 2013 and never got to see the photos.


Do you know when your dad entered the home and how old was he? What area do you live, I am Boothstown/Worsley not far from Patricroft the area where the home was situated. All I can suggest for photos if you put your email address on here when I say received delete it. Not too sure if you can do that know could in the past.


Maureen

Woolfe

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #32 on: 11:08:21, 03/11/23 »
Good Morning Maureen 😁

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My father Sydney was admitted into St Josephs in 1950 and he was discharged in 1961 just after the move to Didsbury I am told however these are the dots I'm trying to connect and understand a little more.


Thank you so much for your time and the information it already means alot. Please send the photos of the Orphanage and if any of my father would be amazing as we celebrate his 10 year anniversary on Sunday ❤️.


I only live only 10 minutes away from the orphanage in Manchester I would love to catch up having known and shared a similar journey to my father which would help me and the family understand his start to life as those 16 years are left unknown so far. There is a sister at the Holy Cross I am meeting with again soon for a cup of tea you would be more than welcome 😁


Forever Thankful,


Nathan

Woolfe

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #33 on: 11:09:49, 03/11/23 »
If possible please confirm when sent on here and i can check I have received them to the email address above 😁


Thanks again Maureen

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #34 on: 11:23:49, 03/11/23 »
Nathan delete got it. Just going for Covid vac will message afternoon.


Maureen

Woolfe

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #35 on: 11:59:46, 03/11/23 »
Thank you very much and have a nice afternoon Maureen


Looking forward to speaking soon,


Nathan

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #36 on: 12:13:39, 04/11/23 »
Nathan,


Did you receive my messages to your email address?


Maureen

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #37 on: 14:58:43, 03/12/23 »
Hi I am not sure if you can help me my father and uncle were both placed in St Josephs Catholic Childrens home in 1918 my father was only 5 and his brother 3. Their names were Robert Jackson and Leonard or Len Jackson. My father some years later could not get his b.cert and he got a copy from Holy Cross, I noticed you saud you had some photos with names on. Could I see copies if these please. Regards Yvonne

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #38 on: 15:29:01, 05/12/23 »
Hi Yvonne,
The earliest I have is from a newspaper copy showing the boys only dated around 1932-33 so too late for your relations. An article dating back to around 1917-1918 from a news article again, is of boys only attending Holy Cross. RC school.Someone responded giving some names at the time some he could not remember. Though children did attend the school from St Joseph’s at that time I cannot be sure if any of the home children are on it. Though the boys do look smart wi the their white colours.
Maureen

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Re: St Josephs Childrens Home.
« Reply #39 on: 15:30:38, 05/12/23 »
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