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trassa

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orphanages
« on: February 15, 2008, 08:58:15 PM »
can anyone tell me anything about nazereth lodge orphanage in belfast in the late 50s or early 60s i spent a short time there but only remember a long dormitory with a high mantlepiece with a teddy on it im not sure if its a false memory. trassa

glenb

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Re: orphanages
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 03:20:39 AM »
Can't tell you much about it, but we used to bring a kid home every year for a month or so from Nazareth Lodge, wasn't related to us my Mother would just do that

trassa

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Re: orphanages
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 10:06:03 AM »
i think i should have said nazareth house that was the girls one apparently.

hilldill

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Re: orphanages
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 02:39:00 PM »
I stayed in Nazareth House for a while during the Troubles in 69. Went to primary school there until '71-'72. My father was the Caretaker there for many years and up to his retirement. I too remember a dormitory with a dark oak floor and iron beds in a row either side og the room. Not much privacy there! There was a huge wardrobe just inside the dorm door where all the girls clothes were kept. 30 or 40 of the same dresses, coats, shoes but in all different sizes. My kids don't believe me when I tell them about the dorms - they think it's like something out of Harry Potter ;D