I HAVE a request. I am trying to find anyone born at Broadhill Maternity Home, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, Sussex between 1945-1951, or anyone who had worked or knew someone who may have worked there at any time.
The 18-bedroomed house was built in 1901 by a Bond Street jeweller George William Ryder, and later owned by a diamond mining engineer/director - William Maine Treglown, working for Ingersol Rand during 1923-45.
The Canadian army took over the place in the war and then it was sold and became a maternity/nursing home, believed to have been bought by owners of Green Hedges Maternity Home in Westmeston around 1945-47.
The home catered for mothers having their babies born and adopted.
It is an amazing place and I would dearly love to find anyone with any connections to the place. I was born there in 1949, was adopted and went to live in Brighton. I found my birth mother in 1997 living on Vancouver Island, Canada. She is alive and kicking and 91 years old (a real character).
I now live in the wilds of Somerset. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.