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Ridge Park Children's Home and Dunavon Children's Home

Post by mcblondie » Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:15 pm

Hi all,

Is there anyone out there familiar with Ridge Park Children's Home in Lanark and Dunavon Children's Home in Strathaven?

I'm looking to obtain info on any of these two children's homes but unfortunately can't find anything online.

Katie
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Post by Currie » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:41 am

Hello Katie,

Could you tell us please where you saw these Children’s Homes names and in what time period. Was it on a certificate of some kind, was it in connection with someone’s employment there or was it to do with someone who was an “inmate” and if so what was their age etc. Nothing much is coming up in searches and as many clues as you can provide may possibly help.

If you search the Scotsman Archives http://archive.scotsman.com/search.cfm for Dunavon Childrens Home as a phrase there is a result 29 November 1945. Does that time period fit with yours?

Alan

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Post by LesleyB » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:35 am

Hi Katie
Ridge Park Children's Home now seems to be a care Home for Autism , but other than that I was not coming up with much. Seemed to once belong to a "Mr. Charles Lindsay of Ridge Park, Lanark".

Best wishes
Lesley

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Post by c24wb19 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:21 am

Dunavon Children's Home in Strathaven no longer exists. It was on the Commercial Road, and the site is now occupied by houses.

Not a lot of info on the actual home, but thought it might help. :)

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Thank you

Post by mcblondie » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:02 pm

Hiya,

I was just looking to find out when these establishments became Children's Homes and when they closed down. I just couldn't find much info on them on the web.

I was once a resident and was just looking back.

:)
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Post by Currie » Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:11 pm

Back again Katie,

It’s a bit of a surprise sometimes when nothing turns up on the internet because so often there is at least something.

While I was looking I came across a government report http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications ... 20104729/0 and in chapter 5 it detailed some experiences of people trying to access children’s homes records. You may find it interesting.

All the best,
Alan

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Thank you Alan

Post by mcblondie » Fri Sep 12, 2008 5:52 pm

I have saved the link and have read some of the stories given by child residents. Very sad, but very familiar,even although my days there where in the early 70's and it seems there was a basic pattern of abuse and lack of help from social services.

Once again thanks for the link.
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Re: Ridge Park Children's Home and Dunavon Children's Home

Post by mariemississippi » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:57 pm

mcblondie wrote:Hi all,

Is there anyone out there familiar with Ridge Park Children's Home in Lanark and Dunavon Children's Home in Strathaven?

I'm looking to obtain info on any of these two children's homes but unfortunately can't find anything online.

Katie

i was in ridge park from 1973 to 76, name is mare, i am aware of several things relating to this home, get in touch at downnoutneAThotmail,com

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Re: Ridge Park Children's Home and Dunavon Children's Home

Post by Russell » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:11 pm

Hi Mariemissippi
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Isn't it great to find a link for your very first post. I hope its the first of many as we like challenges on here.

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Re: Ridge Park Children's Home and Dunavon Children's Home

Post by scallywag » Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:23 pm

Hi katie I wrote a email to let you know I was a resedent of Dunavon home in 1944--1948-9 and would like to send some information I have On the home my name is Catherine(Kay to family and friends) I live in Tasmania(Australia) and would so very much like to make contact. However being new to this game> Computers>etc
I may have pressed the wrong icon and it was saved instead of sent!!! so hope you get this one!! Kay

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