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lorrainec
07-04-2009, 18:48
Can anyone enlighten me on history of Hallamshire Maternity Home and are there any old photos of the building
Many thanks Lorraine

rosie
07-04-2009, 19:51
I was born there in 1963.

Joto
07-04-2009, 20:32
I was born there in 1963.

Sorry off topic but my son was born there Sept 25th 1962, I'd love some pictures too. The matron was an angel she was a big part of the birth of my son, I'd love to know her name.:thumbsup:

sycamore66j
07-04-2009, 22:37
hello again joto, i was born there on february 9th 1958. the next time i speak to my mum i will ask her if she remembers the matrons name. maybe its the same one. also i think my sister was born there sept 1960. im not sure if the originall building is still there,denis,s brother steven lives just round the corner, i will ask him.

Nigel Womersle
07-04-2009, 23:28
hello again joto, i was born there on february 9th 1958. the next time i speak to my mum i will ask her if she remembers the matrons name. maybe its the same one. also i think my sister was born there sept 1960. im not sure if the originall building is still there,denis,s brother steven lives just round the corner, i will ask him.

It's not there now. It was demolished several years ago.

mh01
08-04-2009, 04:35
is that what was also known as chapeltown hospital? if so my brother was born there in 72 not long before they turned it into a nursing home for the elderly

Nigel Womersle
08-04-2009, 11:03
is that what was also known as chapeltown hospital? if so my brother was born there in 72 not long before they turned it into a nursing home for the elderly

That's the one. When the Royal Hallamshire Hospital opened, it's name was changed to Chapeltown Maternity Hospital. Later it became a nursing home.

Tradescanthia
08-04-2009, 11:23
My first child was born there in 1970, not a very 'up to date place', nursing methods and attitudes were very old fashioned. Fathers were treat like an infection, to be kept as far at bay as possible. Our next child was born in NGH, we refused to agree to use the Hallamshire. Some people loved the place, but we did'nt. We found NGH maternity much more comfortable.

SYMM
09-04-2009, 21:57
Where abouts in Chapeltown was it located?

sycamore66j
09-04-2009, 22:12
Where abouts in Chapeltown was it located?

turn left just after where the flats used to be going up burncross road and it was a few hundred yards up there on the left or roughly behind the swimming pool,(roughly)

Tradescanthia
10-04-2009, 01:11
I remember it being in the Hunshelf Rd/Steven Crescent area of Burncross, on the council estate. I remember some pre-fabs around there as well.

mh01
10-04-2009, 01:50
I remember it being in the Hunshelf Rd/Steven Crescent area of Burncross, on the council estate. I remember some pre-fabs around there as well.yeah thats right, there was quite a few of them, there still standing.

mh01
10-04-2009, 01:50
turn left just after where the flats used to be going up burncross road and it was a few hundred yards up there on the left or roughly behind the swimming pool,(roughly)1st left after the baths but the hospital was on the right

sycamore66j
10-04-2009, 22:22
1st left after the baths but the hospital was on the right

thanks mate i were close. (ish)

mh01
11-04-2009, 13:27
thanks mate i were close. (ish)hahaha just the wrong side of the road. i remember playing on the hospital grounds as a kid mid 70s

sycamore66j
11-04-2009, 22:16
I was talking to my mother earlier today and i asked her about the maternaty home. she couldnt remember the matrons name, but she told me that the name of the nurse who delivered me was Sister oliver.this was in february 1958.

Nigel Womersle
12-04-2009, 20:29
I was talking to my mother earlier today and i asked her about the maternaty home. she couldnt remember the matrons name, but she told me that the name of the nurse who delivered me was Sister oliver.this was in february 1958.

I bet this was Nurse Oliver, who lived in Cross Hill, Ecclesfield.

fairyworld14
24-05-2011, 10:58
I was born there June the 14th 1958. Mum told me !

nefertari
24-05-2011, 13:47
I was born there as well ! May 30th 1960
I do remember my Mum talking about one of the nurses there but she wasn't very complmentary about her :hihi:I think her name was it Nurse/Sister Needham

sycamore66j
24-05-2011, 20:41
I wonder if we could organise a reunion type of thing for poeple who were born their, and maybe hold it in the prince of wales just round the corner ?..................just a thought.

fairyworld14
24-05-2011, 21:10
I think thats a fab idea ! Would be lovely to meet other people born there

sycamore66j
25-05-2011, 21:59
well, thats 2 of us so far. sorry make that 3, just remembered my sister was born there september 9th 1960.

fairyworld14
25-05-2011, 22:00
Lets make our mission to get this done it will be fun !

sycamore66j
25-05-2011, 22:06
sounds good to me, i will contact my sister and maybe if we give it a few days or so and see if there is any other interest from forum members. does that sound o k to you?

fairyworld14
25-05-2011, 22:10
Certainly does ! I will ask mum about it ! She may be able to give me more details ! We may be able to find out more about staff ! Be nice to see if any of them are still alive ! Doubt it but we can try eh !

sycamore66j
25-05-2011, 22:16
we certainly can, and i will have a word with my mum. talk to you again soon.

fairyworld14
25-05-2011, 22:17
OK sounds good to me !

SPIKER6
07-08-2011, 07:31
i was also born there in 1965 its now a housing estate

Chez123
24-10-2011, 10:09
How can I find out if this was the place I was born??

alemap
24-10-2011, 11:35
a midwife there in 1968 was nurse sykes i was in having my first son

Chez123
24-10-2011, 11:52
a midwife there in 1968 was nurse sykes i was in having my first son

Have you got contact with nurse sykes???

Ecclesfield1
24-10-2011, 12:49
I was born there in November 1948. I knew that it was located in Burncross Road, but had no idea of the exact location.
If anyone has any photos they could post that would be really good.
Now in my 60s but still very proud to have been born in Chapeltown.

alemap
24-10-2011, 18:14
sorry no contact numbers,other midwifes was nurse needham and nurse swales i do know nurse needham has passed away

alemap
24-10-2011, 18:25
i was born in the hallamshire maternity home in february 1948 my mother lived on steven cres at that time

Joto
24-10-2011, 21:14
My son was born there as I've said previously, they had to send for an emergency team. I think it was a doctor called Skelton? who delivered him. ( All nine pounds of him)

nefertari
26-10-2011, 11:55
I can remember the name Dr Skelton, I remember my Mum talking of him, but Dr. Horn was her doctor and brought me in to the world at the Hallamshire :|

nickhum
09-11-2011, 22:52
I was born at the hallamshire 1963 one of the humphreys family who lived at scott way and then left for africa anyone know my family:

Ellie65
11-01-2013, 16:03
I was born there too in 1965 :)

satman2222
14-01-2013, 23:02
So was I 1964 :)

jimmy mumu
28-04-2013, 23:15
did anyone find any photos of this yet. thanks

baron10
04-05-2013, 17:31
I was born there march 72.

Sandy Steer
09-07-2013, 21:33
Can anyone enlighten me on history of Hallamshire Maternity Home and are there any old photos of the building
Many thanks Lorraine

Hi I have photos of some of the staff. I was born there in 1945, my sister in 1949 and my elder son in 1966. My mum and my aunt worked there and most of the neighbours around because we lived on Steven Crescent. There was 24 beds for births with no complications and was run by the local GPs from Chapeltown and Ecclesfield. You had to stay in for 10 days, allowed out of bed to have a bath on your 3rd day. Babies were kept in a nursery and brought to you to be fed. Babies were only given water during the night to train them to sleep all night.
It was a lovely place, food from fresh from the vegetable gardens outside. I hope this helps

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i was born in the hallamshire maternity home in february 1948 my mother lived on steven cres at that time

Hi What number Steven Crescent? We lived at number 9 from 1952. I cannot remember the matron's name in 1966 but deputy matron was big sister walker. Little sister walker delivered my son. There was nurse worrall too. My mum Vera Steer worked there and my aunt Pearl Moulding was an auxillary nurse. Only my aunt still lives and she is 94. The main entrance to the maternity home was round the corner and right on the brow of the hill of Steven Crescent. I remember being embarrassed taking boy friends home in my teens because there was a big florescent green sign on the corner of Steven Crescent pointing to the maternity home. W were also very cross when it had its named changed because of Sheffield taking Hallamshire for its hospital name.