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    Default A Catholic Orphanage in Enfield

    I am looking for a catholic orphanage in enfield in 1920-1933, run by nun's my father was raised there thanks for any help. Bunny1951

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    Hello Bunny1951,

    It could well have been St Joseph's. There is an article on the BBC's WW2 People's War about one lad's experiences there. A bit later than your Dad's days, but pertinent all the same.

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    Thanks for that I will look in to that further, Bunny1951

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    Thanks for that I will look in to that further
    If you're hoping to find records, I wouldn't advise investing too much effort. To the best of my knowledge all but a small handful of Roman Catholic orphanage archives have been destroyed or otherwise put beyond use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Goodey View Post
    If you're hoping to find records, I wouldn't advise investing too much effort. To the best of my knowledge all but a small handful of Roman Catholic orphanage archives have been destroyed or otherwise put beyond use.
    Perhaps I was lucky, but when I asked the CCS if they had any information on my relative, they sent me a copy of a register with his name and dates of entry and leaving and financial contribution from his mother (no, he wasn't actually an orphan), as well as a map and pictures of the institution. They did ask for a 15 donation but that seemed fair enough. This was St Mary's, North Hyde near Heston. On the other hand I have not been able to trace any records from St Anne's, Leicester Place, Soho, where his sister was sent.

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    Hi Bunny,
    Information about St Joseph's home for children can be found on
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    blaisdonbrotherhood.info

    It is a website for past pupils of the home and is well worth a look.
    pladju kate
    Last edited by MarkJ; 26-06-2010 at 9:55 PM. Reason: URL edited to fix error, plus commercial - they sell books

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    Hi all
    My name is Louis Boyce
    I was brought up at St Joseph in Enfield. I spent 10 years there, from 1949-1959
    What was your dads name?

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    Hi Louis My Dad's name was Edward Bunn he was in St Joseph in Enfield from 1919-1933/4 & he hated every day, Nice to hear from somebody else that was in St Joseph. All the best Phillip Bunn

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    St Joseph's is mentioned briefly on the Catholic Children's Society website: cathchild.org.uk/pages/history.html - put www. in front (opened in 1890, extended in 1926).

    (I had a relative at another of their orphanages).

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