Morland House Childrens Home - a Memory of Wheatley.

I was taken into care when i was only two years old in 1951 and came to Wheatley to live in a childrens home for a while it was called Morland house. The only memory i have is having some trouble in a swimming pool and someone fishing me out with some kind of net

A memory shared by Nick Robertson on Nov 2nd, 2014. Send Nick Robertson a message

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Mon Sep 28th 2020, at 1:08 pm
Ann Roper commented:
Sounds like none if you were there in the sixties when child abuse took place unfortunately I was and one poor girl regularly tried to kill herself. Now I know why.
Mon Dec 2nd 2019, at 9:58 am
stapylton2 commented:
Hi My names Chris I was put in Moreland with my two brothers in the sixties due to my parents split Mr and Mrs Phillips were the main people at the time plus Jock ran the extension All part of my great life building Lovely to see pics and here memories 😊
Sun Nov 27th 2016, at 11:02 pm
evetteannblair commented:
Hi I use to live at morland my name is evette I left when I was 13 just when was told that the home was closing down be good to catch up with anyone who lived there
Sun Nov 27th 2016, at 10:58 pm
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Tue Apr 12th 2016, at 1:29 am
Peter commented:
I was at the home in the very early 1980's; I remember very few people as they came and went, but I do remember a chap called called David who shared my room and loved his toy tractors. There were three sisters there while I was and of course Christopher Bonnier (great guy), while the older kids lived in a small upstairs area.

Mr Duckmanton ran the home and I think Jane was my House Mum. I have to admit I was fortunate enough to get on really well with Mr Duckmantons oldest daughter, so when I had to return home I was deverststed, partly because I knew the issues at home were still apparent, but more so because I had a great life there, so often sat in Mr Duckmantons house with Moyra listening to Duran Duran with Peter popping his head round the door every ten minutes to check on us. Mr Duckmanton was a lovely and fair man at all times, he made the time there very pleasant even with the issues we may have all had at home.

I hope you're all keeping well and my thanks to the Duckmantons.

Mon Feb 29th 2016, at 12:56 pm
cathropaul commented:
Hi Liza
I'm having a hard time getting to your Facebook page. Would love to chat and hear how everyone is doing . I am flying to the UK April 28th for a week and plan on visiting our old place we called home .
Please feel free to email me at
Thu Jan 28th 2016, at 7:03 pm
liza-rabbit commented:
Hi ya . Are any of you on Facebook as there is quite a few people from morlands on there . I just added a page called morland house Wheatley . Just like the page , add pics , talk to people you havnt spoken to in years ;)
Mon Dec 14th 2015, at 4:33 am
mark_egbers commented:
Does anyone remember a boy named Mark Egbers, I was at Morland House in the early to mid 80's? I eventually went to the states in 1986 so it was before then. If you do you can e-mail me at would loved to catch up with old friends.


Fri Nov 27th 2015, at 4:19 pm
cliveward95 commented:
wow theres a blast from the past, is this paula
Wed Aug 5th 2015, at 5:55 pm
pjtardiff commented:
I lived at Morland House with my sister Dawn and Brothers Paul and Trevor Jackson does anyone remember us. We left in 1981 I believe
Tue Jul 28th 2015, at 3:52 am
cathropaul commented:
Liza , Debbie, Mr Poter !!!
How are you all, felt amazing to see you all saw my notes!! Please email me I will try a couple more ways to get ahold of you all . I am planning to fly out to London near the end of Sept. 2015 and would love to meet up and talk about the old time and catch up on where we are today .
My number is 919 903 3874 , pls email and I hope you all see this in time
Best wishes
Mon Apr 20th 2015, at 8:02 pm
liza-rabbit commented:
I lived at morlands too and left at the age of 16 in 1989 . Add me on Facebook . Liza Davis . Would be great to catch up :)
Mon Apr 20th 2015, at 6:51 pm
gezporter commented:
Hi Paul, contact us on facebook, most of us use it!
Great to see you are ok.
Mon Apr 20th 2015, at 6:29 pm
deborahherbs commented:
Hi Paul!! I remember u. U had a bro called Stuart. My name is Debbie. I am still in Oxford and in touch with lots of people from Morland!! How r u?
Mon Dec 29th 2014, at 1:49 am
cathropaul commented:
I wish I could connect w some of the people I knew , staf and children . I left there at age 10 in 1982 and flew directly to the U.S. I will never forget morland
Mon Dec 29th 2014, at 1:46 am
cathropaul commented:
I lived at Moreland for a good while and they are my first memories in life . The pool you were must have been on the school grounds as that is where we went a couple times also .

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