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The Grandmother I never knew
May 16, '21
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Mary Cooper my Grandmother





Hi Ian, the photos are William Baillie with daughter Sheila Baillie who married Harry West. The coloured photo is Tony West's Wedding. Sheila and Harry are on the left and William and Nell Baillie (nee Finch, Sheila's Mum) on the left too.

Love Ann xxxxx

Lived at 13 Stanley Road London.

Near Crouch End!


My Grandmother




Mary Baillie (nee Cooper) / Ian Charles Baillie



Mary Baillie / John Charles Baillie



John C Baillie / eldest brother William Baillie




My Dad John Charles Baillie (1911-1976) A Motorcycle Policeman (Palestine Police 1938 - 45)

Death of my Grandfather

My Dad was orphaned in 1915 when he was 4. Arthur Baillie died of consumption TB aged only 35. My Grandmother had 5 children, William, Grace, John and another two. William stay with his mother, Grace was sent to Bradford to live with her Grandmother (Cooper), my father John was looked after by his Uncle Harry before being to the National Childrens Home Farnborough.

National Children's Home Farnborough Approved School

To be sent to an NCH Junior Approved School, you did not have to have done anything wrong, you were sent there for your own good.




My father described it as Hell on Earth




https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/c/F118302http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/FarnboroughNCH/

The other two babies were sent to a Dr Barnardo home.

Thomas John Barnardo

Thomas John Barnardo (4 July 1845 – 19 September 1905) was an Irish-born philanthropist and founder and director of homes for poor and deprived children. From the foundation of the first Barnardo's home in 1867 to the date of Barnardo's death, nearly 60,000 children had been taken in

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_John_Barnardo






William Baillie with daughter Sheila Baillie who married Harry West




The coloured photo is Tony West's Wedding. Sheila and Harry are on the left and William and Nell Baillie (nee Finch, Sheila's Mum) on the left too.




Final photo is Grandmother (Harriet's Great Grandmother, Mary Enwright (Baillie, nee Cooper) with son Peter Enwright.




13 Stanley Road London.





Xxxx

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