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Tony1
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1 of 21  Sun 2nd Sep 2012 2:03pm  
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Hi Everyone Can anyone provide me with information on a boys home in Whitley and a girls home in Hill Street in the 1920s Many thanks Tony1
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dutchman
Spon End
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2 of 21  Sun 2nd Sep 2012 2:22pm  
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There was an article in the Telegraph many years ago written by a female inmate of an orphanage in Hill Street around that time. She didn't specify it as being a girls-only home. The orphanage was destroyed by bombs in 1940 and she was among the first to celebrate.
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philex31
Devon
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3 of 21  Sun 2nd Sep 2012 3:08pm  
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According to the 1912 Spennell's Directory of Coventry there was a children's home at 66 Hill Street (part of Highbury Terrace), between Gas Street and Abbotts Lane.
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Tony1
Coventry
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4 of 21  Tue 11th Sep 2012 6:03pm  
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On 2nd Sep 2012 2:22pm, dutchman said: There was an article in the Telegraph many years ago....
Thank for you for reply My latest information, the orphanage was for girls and had accommodation for 58 children in the 1920s. The Whitley House for boys had accommodation for 39 children
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Lorraine57
Wolvey
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5 of 21  Thu 11th Oct 2012 9:51am  
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The Boys home used to be the Royal Oak pub on London Road. It was then called Plemont Villa. My great grand parents John and Clara Owen were appointed gardians for the home. I'm not sure of the dates they were there but my nan Marjorie was born there when they lived there and that was April 1909
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dutchman
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6 of 21  Thu 11th Oct 2012 1:48pm  
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On 2nd Sep 2012 3:08pm, philex31 said: According to the 1912 Spennell's Directory of Coventry there was a children's home at 66 Hill Street (part of Highbury Terrace), between Gas Street and Abbotts Lane.
Seen on the left here: Pictures of Coventry
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Bibbles
COVENTRY
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7 of 21  Thu 17th Oct 2013 3:31pm  
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Does anyone have a picture of the Hill Street Children's Home or know anything about it. I have just found that my Dad went in there in 1927 from the Workhouse. I wonder which primary school the children who lived in the home would have attended. Thank You
Beverley Wishart

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dutchman
Spon End
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8 of 21  Thu 17th Oct 2013 4:46pm  
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On 17th Oct 2013 3:31pm, Bibbles said: Does anyone have a picture of the Hill Street Children's Home or know anything about it. I have just found that my Dad went in there in 1927 from the Workhouse. I wonder which primary school the children who lived in the home would have attended.
A former resident of the home who wrote an article in the Evening Telegraph says she attended Spon Street School.
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tilly trotter
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9 of 21  Sun 9th Nov 2014 5:11pm  
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Does anyone know the names of any former children's homes in Coventry.

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C Arnold

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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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10 of 21  Wed 12th Nov 2014 7:46pm  
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I don't known its name Tilly but I have an A to Z of Coventry from the early 70s and just off Harold Road is a building called the "Children's Receiving Home". On a more recent map (15 years ago) it is listed as a children's home but again no name.
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tilly trotter
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11 of 21  Thu 13th Nov 2014 3:31pm  
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Thanks for your response Old Lincolnian. I haven't found anything about the Harold Road children's home but have found a former one called 'Stoke House' in Binley Road.
C Arnold

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philex31
Devon
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12 of 21  Thu 13th Nov 2014 3:41pm  
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Here's a list.
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tilly trotter
bedworth
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13 of 21  Thu 13th Nov 2014 3:47pm  
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Thanks for the information philex31
C Arnold

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Midland Red
Cherwell
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14 of 21  Thu 13th Nov 2014 3:48pm  
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On 9th Nov 2014 5:11pm, tilly trotter said: Does anyone know the names of any former children's homes in Coventry.
If you type "Children's home" into the search box in the top left hand corner, it will lead you to four threads on the forum, this one and three existing ones on the subject Note: it's "home" not "homes" or you won't get them all Oh my
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Tony1
Coventry
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15 of 21  Thu 13th Nov 2014 5:05pm  
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On 9th Nov 2014 5:11pm, tilly trotter said: Does anyone know the names of any former children's homes in Coventry.
I have two for your collection. Hill Street Girls home stood on the corner of Abbots Lane and a Boys home at Whitley close to the London Road Cemetery
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