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jennychallinor
Red House, southport

I was born in 1945 in Red House, Southport. I was  given up for adoption at 3 months. 
I have the name of my birth mother, but very little other information. Long shot but can 

anyone help ? 

bertieone

If we can, we will need your mothers full name and your full birth name.

Bert

MaryA
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You will need to apply for your adoption file, from the local council covering the event.  Please see Guidance notes from the General Register Office

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/adoption-a-guide-for-family-court-users-a20

https://www.gov.uk/adoption-records

MaryA

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jennychallinor

Mothers full name  Gladys Roberts age 21 

my birth name        Jennifer Dawn Roberts DOB 16/11/1945

 

 

 

bertieone

I was hoping for an unusual  or less common name.

Does anyone know what Red House was other than a farm?

Bert

MaryA
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Personally I haven't heard of it, but as advised to Jenny her Adoption File might give just an extra clue.  I also believe she is trying one or two groups that specialise in adoptions to see if they are able to help.

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John O

There is a previous post on the Red House here: https://www.lswlfhs.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=15174

Names - Orrett, Orritt, Ross, McCabe, Keeley, Bullen, White, Leatham, McKeon, Bilsbarrow, Yates, Sennett, Sinnett, Traynor, Ashton

bertieone

Thanks John for the link and as in the link I can't find any evidence that the Red House was on the Promenade, various directories, census and telephone books has no mention of it, a conclusion Hilary reached. There was a Red House, 24 Shore Rd, also mentioned by Hilary, this property, 1939 register was vacant along with 26 Shore Rd. I can't think of any reason a property on The Promenade would be renamed in 1945 when the births took place. I lean towards 24 Shore Road being used for that purpose during that time period if in fact it was for Maternity purposes, that would depend on how many births are registered at that address.

Bert

MaryA
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It might be worthwhile Jenny enquiring with the Atkinson Library in Southport, or Crosby as to whether any records or documents have been deposited with the Archives.

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bertieone

It might be worthwhile Jenny enquiring with the Atkinson Library in Southport, or Crosby as to whether any records or documents have been deposited with the Archives.

Yes, worthwhile.

Another mention of a birth below.

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Bert

Heidi

Hi Sorry I'm a bit late to this but I live just around the corner from The Red House which is on Shore Road in Ainsdale. I don't know much about it to be honest but I do believe it was a maternity hospital in the past. It is a lovely big red brick house. It might not be today because i've got to go out now but next time I past I will take a photograph for you. Hope that helps a little. Heidi 

MaryA
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That's very good of you Heidi, pleased you came across this post and can add to it.

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Heidi

Ok here are a few photos of The Red House which is a number 24 Shore Road in Ainsdale. Also there is a group on facebook called 'The Southport of Yesterday' if you search that group a few other people have asked about the house and there are a couple of other photos as well. Hope that helps a little Heidi 

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Heidi

The Red House, Ainsdale 

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Heidi

The Red House, Ainsdale 

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MaryA
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Thank you very much for going to this trouble, I'm sure our original poster will be very pleased.

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jennychallinor

Thank you so much for going to all this trouble for me, much appreciated. 

The Red House is in Ainsdale, Shore Road. 

Also I have found out that 79 Albert Road Southport was a Mother and Baby home for women who were in the forces and got pregnant. my mother was a wren. 

Thank you again