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paulloseby
Leicester
1 of 12  Wed 1st Apr 2015 7:32pm  

My great grandmother Selina Goode is shown as being a resident at the 43 Leicester Street Industrial Home in 1861. I have just written to member 'Heritage' but does anyone else have any information on or photographs of the home? She was born in Hill Top in 1847 which appears to have been at the back of the Cathedral and was then 'training' to be 'in service' at the home although it doesn't seem to have been a very pleasant place. She then became pregnant and was shipped off to Leicester to presumably be out of the way and avoid embarrassment for the family. Any information would really be appreciated. Kindest regards Paul

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Helen F
Warrington
2 of 12  Thu 2nd Apr 2015 4:11pm  

I've not found any pictures of it but it was next door to the Swanswell Cottage Inn on the right of this photo.
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Helen F
Warrington
3 of 12  Thu 2nd Apr 2015 6:00pm  

Britain From Above 1 To the right of centre, at the top of the image. Britain From Above 2 Left of centre about three quarters up. Britain From Above 3 I think you can just about see the home if you zoom in on these images (you have to sign up). The third image is after the war and the top half of the building is gone (it's just by the blue direction arrows at the top left of the picture. I think the home is the biggish building just right of centre.
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charabanc
Coventry
4 of 12  Fri 3rd Apr 2015 12:54am  

Hill Top is a steep, narrow lane which links Pool Meadow at the lower end to Priory Row at the top.
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paulloseby
Leicester
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5 of 12  Sun 5th Apr 2015 4:11pm  

Many thanks everyone for your help. I do appreciate it. It seems that this school wasn't as nice as just a school to teach you to go 'into service'. Regards Paul
Paul Loseby

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Helen F
Warrington
6 of 12  Thu 2nd Sep 2021 12:20pm  

Currently on eBay, says on back that it's Leicester Road but I think it should be Street. 1906.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
7 of 12  Thu 9th Mar 2023 10:06am  

Thanks to Gray Forster on 'The Coventry we used to know' FB page, these are reportedly the Girls' Home/School in 1910.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
8 of 12  Tue 14th May 2024 4:14pm  

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argon
New Milton
9 of 12  Tue 14th May 2024 5:09pm  

Should that junction be Swanswell terrace not Swanswell street?
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Helen F
Warrington
10 of 12  Tue 14th May 2024 5:17pm  

Well spotted argon. Double thumbs up It was also called Swanswell Place for a while, just to confuse things.
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lindatee2002
Virginia USA
11 of 12  Tue 14th May 2024 9:19pm  

I'm totally blown away by the way our Forum people come up this much information in such a short time- with photos!
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
12 of 12  Wed 15th May 2024 3:55am  

Me too Linda, blown away and always come back for more. Wave
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