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by brianmhc
Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Buildings in Berkshire
Topic: Old Hospitals
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Views: 5452

Re: Old Hospitals

Just a thought. I wonder if it was Rashleighs Maternity Home, Pinkneys Green Maidenhead? Otherwise I need a bit more clue to reply.
by brianmhc
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: General Queries on Local History
Topic: Life in 1930's Maidenhead
Replies: 1
Views: 5204

Re: Life in 1930's Maidenhead

Sorry. Can't find them in the 1940 Maidenhead directory. Have you tried the Wellcome Foundation, they have records of doctors.
by brianmhc
Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: People in Berkshire
Topic: Irish in Berkshire
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Views: 4988

Re: Irish in Berkshire

The Maidenhead branch of McIlroys opened in 1886. The 1891 census showed Maggie McIlroy, spinster, 46, from Derry was housekeeper and lived above the shop with 8 drapers assistants, 3 from Ireland.
by brianmhc
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Places in Berkshire
Topic: Children's homes and mother and baby homes in Berkshire
Replies: 1
Views: 5840

Re: Children's homes and mother and baby homes in Berkshire

Maidenhead Heritage Centre has a few cuttings from the Maidenhead Advertiser when Fratons closed in 1999, one with a photo. It opened in 1976 as a home for difficult adolescents. In 1980 it became an assessment home prior to adoption etc. When Berks CC disappeared in 1998 it passed to Windsor & ...
by brianmhc
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Places in Berkshire
Topic: The Ark Public House, Maidenhead
Replies: 1
Views: 5398

Re: The Ark Public House, Maidenhead

Yes, glad to say still there, and still gets wet when the Thames floods!

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