16 thoughts on “Hartburn Lane

  1. 1972 i was in a home no one the lorals hartburn lane st marks nursing home standing there now but no photos of the old home tjst burnt down

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    • Norman, is that you?
      If so you were in the children’s home the same time as me my 2 brothers and sister, If it is you you had a brother named Geoff who has sadly passed now, but great memories and times.

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  2. It was a family group home during the late 70s. A wonderful large house with a fantastic wood panelled staircase, many children have happy memories of residing there. You are correct the building was behind the phone box with a large wooden fence, number 3 was also a group home.

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  3. The big house you are referring to was on the right of the last pic behind the bus stop. We lived opposite it at No 10. The big house was owned by the Cohen’s who were friends with my parents. It was an incredible place, lovely inside with beautiful furniture and great gardens outside kept by a gardener.

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  4. The building on the corner was unlikely to be the children’s home. In the 50s and 60s it was the home of a lawyer (a judge, I think) called Cohen. I went to school with his nephew, Mike Kaufman. As I remember it, the building burned down in the 70s or perhaps 80s and was derelict for ages. I don’t think that building was a home at any stage but the home referred to might have been comparatively recently built and occupied the corner site.

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  5. The childrens home was where St Marks nursing home stands now. It became flats and burned down around 1985. I do remember a girl died in the fire. A friend I worked with at the time escaped but
    his dog died in the fire.

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  6. Worked on private housing in Oakdene Avenue off Hartburn Lane as apprentice bricklayer for J W Henderson Builders in about 1957/8, would have been 18/19 yrs of age.

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    • That was probably the Springfield Estate, which was built at the end of Oakdene Avenue in the late 1950s. Wiped out my grandad’s allotment that estate 😦

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  7. If my memory serves me right, the children’s home was located, where the present nursing home (St. Marks) is now, where the phone box is. The old children’s home was knocked down many years ago. I knew a few school kids in my school days, who stayed there. I can’t think what the home was called.

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  8. I think the Children’s Home was in Hartburn Rd. Some of the residents came to Mill Lane in the 1950s. Unfortunately, they found it difficult to integrate, not least because they all wore rough bottle green polo-necked jumpers and tackety boots. Some of the boots had little numbered metal studs on the ankles, which may have meant they were remnants of earlier Mayors’ Boot Funds.

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  9. Reading comments on this website recently, reference was made to a childrens home on Hartburn Lane. I hoped these photographs may identify the building in question.

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