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paulloseby
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1 of 7  Wed 1st Apr 2015 7:32pm  
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My Great Grandmother Selina Goode is shown as being a resident at the 43, Leicester Street Industrial Home in 1861. I have just written to member 'Heritage' but does anyone else have any information on or photographs of the home? She was born in Hill Top in 1847 which appears to have been at the back of the Cathedral and was then 'training' to be 'in service' at the home although it doesn't seem to have been a very pleasant place. She then became pregnant and was shipped off to Leicester to presumably be out of the way and avoid embarrassment for the family. Any information would really be appreciated. Kindest regards Paul

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PhilipInCoventry
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2 of 7  Wed 1st Apr 2015 10:04pm  
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Hello & welcome to our Coventry forum, Paul, Wave Pull up a chair, put your slippers on & let's hope for some info. I will put a highlighted question on your post. Best wishes for a happy time with us. Wave
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paulloseby
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3 of 7  Thu 2nd Apr 2015 3:02pm  
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Very many thanks Philip. I appreciate your help Kindest regards Paul
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Helen F
Warrington
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4 of 7  Thu 2nd Apr 2015 4:11pm  
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I've not found any pictures of it but it was next door to the Swanswell Cottage Inn on the right of this photo.
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Helen F
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5 of 7  Thu 2nd Apr 2015 6:00pm  
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Britain From Above 1 To the right of centre, at the top of the image. Britain From Above 2 Left of centre about three quarters up. Britain From Above 3 I think you can just about see the home if you zoom in on these images (you have to sign up). The third image is after the war and the top half of the building is gone (it's just by the blue direction arrows at the top left of the picture. I think the home is the biggish building just right of centre. Edited by member, 2nd Apr 2015 6:07 pm
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charabanc
Coventry
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6 of 7  Fri 3rd Apr 2015 12:54am  
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Hill Top is a steep, narrow lane which links Pool Meadow at the lower end to Priory Row at the top.
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paulloseby
Leicester
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7 of 7  Sun 5th Apr 2015 4:11pm  
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Many thanks everyone for your help. I do appreciate it. It seems that this school wasn't as nice as just a school to teach you to go 'into service'. Regards Paul
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