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virginia graham

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thorndale house belfast
« on: April 08, 2012, 05:39:18 PM »
hello i am a newbie. has anyone out there ever heard of thorndale house of the antrim road run by the salvation army for unmarried mothers.i believe i may have been born there and i am trying to find out as much information about this place as possible.any info would be much appreciated thanks

maura

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 05:46:17 PM »
Thorndale house still exists and is still run by the Salvation army.

maura

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 05:54:52 PM »
Forgot to say Thorndale house is in Thorndale avenue, and is now more a hostel for homeless women & children


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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 06:02:19 PM »
Virginia, welcome to the Belfast forum,  I can't help but  I'm sure you will get plenty   good luck Eros
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virginia graham

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 06:13:11 PM »
thank you maura for ur help

virginia graham

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2012, 06:14:25 PM »
thank you eros for the welcome

kez

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2012, 09:49:10 PM »
Thorndale House was a home for unmarried mothers .I was also born there in the 1950s :) 

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2012, 09:35:03 PM »
Virgia Im sorry i dont know how to send private messages on the Forum .R u on facebook ? If so would u send me ur details privately and i can have a chat with u .

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 04:32:00 PM »
Hi Kez welcome to the forum.
To send a personal message, click on the name of whoever you want to send the message to, in this case Virginia and it will open up a new window for you, it will ask on the right hand side of the new window " do you want to send a personal message" click on this then type your message in the box and post same as you would a reply.hope this helps.

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 07:14:17 PM »
The original"Thorndale House" was knocked down a few years back and new apartment blocks were built to house homeless or abused women and children, it is situated off Duncairn Ave, which is off the Antrim Rd.
As  kids who were born in the New Lodge, we used to play in the grounds of this big house and rob the orchards of the houses beside it, brilliant times.
Oh for all our yesterdays.

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 09:32:00 PM »
Thank U Harry  Dunn x :)

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2012, 03:28:10 PM »
back in the early sixties i worked in J.E.Coulters corner of Cliftonville Road was sent round to Thorndale House on a few occasions to repair their lawmower I hated this as the unmarried mothers thought you fair game for a lot of slegging,
very embarrasing for a wee innocent like myself :-[ :-[

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2012, 12:03:24 AM »
Hi
I'm new to this forum and am hoping for some help.
I am working on my family tree and have someone born in Thorndale house n 1926.
Is it possible to obtain  of the birth mothers.
Does anyone know who I should contact. Any info would be appreciated.

jillyfred

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Re: thorndale house belfast
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2012, 12:23:33 PM »
Hello Virginia.
Thorndale House was not only for unmarried Mothers.
There was a "Private" section also for married women-most either Salvation Army Members or those related to them.
 
Best Wishes and welcome to the Forum
 
jilly