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St Joseph's Home Carmel Road Darlington

Woodland Road 1892, Darlington
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My name is ANN ROY - I was in St Joseph's home from 1948 - 1958 and would love to hear from anyone who was in the home at that time or has any information/details/memories of that time. I am especially looking for KATHLEEN BRENNAN, MARY RICHARDSON, an older girl RACHEL CARTER (perhaps moved to London at some point). I am already in touch with ALICE FRANCIS (now in USA), ANN McCORMACK (Canada).

Written by Ann Roy. To send Ann Roy a private message, click here.

A memory of Darlington in County Durham shared on Sunday, 16th October 2011.

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RE: St Joseph's Home Carmel Road Darlington

Woud you know of a family called the Conors or anyone who would? It goes back to the 1900s so I don't hold out much hope? Thanks.

Comment from Lisa Ellis on Friday, 23rd December 2011.

RE: St Joseph's Home, Carmel Road, Darlington

My mother-in-law was Mary Guthrie and was in the home from 1924 until 1938, she is 90 next week but sadly she doesn't remember the Connor family. She often reminisces about the home and when the girls from Spain arrived and she remembers the nuns' names etc so it's sad she can't help you. Sometimes I feel I am walking the corridor with her, her memories are so clear!! Good luck

Comment from Sandy Watson on Sunday, 12th February 2012.

RE: St Joseph's Home Carmel Road Darlington

Message for Ann Roy. I was at St Josephs, Carmel Road from 1947-1952 and I remember Kathleen Brennan and Rachael Carter. I have some old photographs of that time taken by Father Cunningham who used to visit all the time. It would be great to hear from you. My name then was Angela Gray. All the best.

Comment from Angela Cardiff on Friday, 13th July 2012.

RE: St Joseph's Home Carmel Road Darlington

Hi Angela, I gave you my tel. number not knowing where you live - it might be expensive for you - we have so much to talk about. I live at Rowland Gill, twenty minutes from NEWCASTLE. Hope to hear from you soon. X

Comment from Ann Thompson on Sunday, 15th July 2012.

RE: St Joseph's Home Carmel Road Darlington

Hi I was in St Josephs home from 1962 to 1965. I was Elsie Ashton. I was in sister Margaret set and went to St Angustine school in Larchfield Street.

Comment from Elsie Dowse on Sunday, 18th August 2013.

RE: St Joseph's Home Carmel Road Darlington

I was placed in the home along with I think 5 of my sisters.. my brother was removed to another one. I was only about 3 at the time so it must have been around 1965-67, our surname was Smiles. I remember a very kind nun, I think she was named Sister Bernadette. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers us. I also remember our photo being took on a rocky horse type thing. I am trying to piece together my past and would be grateful if anyone has anything to add, thank you....

Comment from Jeanette Smiles on Thursday, 16th January 2014.

RE: St Joseph's Home Carmel Road Darlington

Hello Jeanette, Just read your message - I have created a basic website about St Joseph's Home (plus St Mary's) with the little information I have been able to find. Although you were in the home after my time - it may be of interest to you: Best regards, Ann Roy

Comment from Ann Thompson on Saturday, 18th January 2014.

RE: St Joseph's Home Carmel Road Darlington

Hi my name is Harry and I was there in 1965. My sister was looking after our family. Our surname was Barton. The Miss that looked after us was called Rowena. Anyone there at that time?

Comment from Harry Barton on Monday, 17th February 2014.


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