Mother and Baby home in Wellington mid 50s

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Smithers
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My mother was "shipped" to the mother and baby home in Wellington during late 1954 or early 1955 to see out her pregnancy from Woodbridge in Suffolk. She was of course a single mother. I was born on the 27th January 1955 and was adopted on the 25th April 1955. My mother was Ann Mobbs and my name was Steven. My question is this...does the building still survive if it does what is the address and do any records exist that may pertain to my mothers arrival and departure dates. If possible I would like to know if my mother was still there when I was handed over to my adoptive parents.

Gulielmus
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Hi,

         If your comment "shipped" actually refers to the fact that when she became pregnant her    parents sent her to live in the Wellington area, possibly with relations, Aunts Uncles Grandparents etc.  then more than  likely you  would have been born in  what was at this time known as Wrekin Hospital,  the old Wellington  workhouse  in Union Road. This was where in the 1940/1950s most mothers would have had their baby  born unless it was  convenient  to have a home confinement. 

       Regret more than this I am unable to help, I can't even tell you if this building still exists as have not  lived in Wellington for more than 40 years.

       Regards Gulielmus.

Smithers
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Hi Gulielmus,

Thanks for your post!

I've done a little research since I posted and apparently it could have been the Mother and Baby home which was Myford House, Woodlands Lane, Horsehay.

Not sure if anyone can remember it, looked on tinterweb and its now a care home.

Regards,

Steve.

Gulielmus
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      Hi Steve,

    Have talked to my wife regarding mother and baby home at Horsehay and she confirms this is correct she worked at the local church late 50s early 60s, sorry, but she says she can't remember what it was called or exactly where it was.

    If I am right, in Jan 1955 your mother would have been just under 16 (source, BMD) therefore it would have been doubtful if she would have had much, if any, say in your adoption,when or even if you were to be adopted.

          Regards Gulielmus.

malinda june
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I was in that mother and baby home June 1961 to Oct 1961

It was in Woodlands Lane, Horsehay
My baby was adopted, not my choice. I do have a happy ending my son found me 55 years later he lives in Australia, he came to visit me in 2016, it was just amazing we keep in touch on Facebook.