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The Grove is now part of Sheffield Hallam University and is a Nursery. Any more information or photos would be wonderful to show to the children.

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Hi all im looking for more info and how people would be able to access their records from the late 1950'/60's from the grove .. my mum was in The Grove around this time with her siblings, i wonder if anyone remembers her? she was in with her sister and possibly her brother, names are Lorraine, Sonia, and Carl Pickering, any help would be great!! thanks in advance ;)

 

Hello Tinkys I worked at The Grove as a housemother during the time you mention.

I do believe that I remember your mother and sister and brother.

 

They were a very close loving little family. The older girls really looked out for their little brother- particularly the older one- she was a little mother.

When I tucked Carl in bed at night he was in a room by himself .

The bigger boys were in a different room. I was well aware that after I turned the corner of the landing his big sister would creep into his room and stay with him until he was asleep. I left The Grove for further education and they were still there at that time. Over the years I often wondered what happened to them.

The Grove was a reception center and a first class one. Mr Siddall saw to that. He took very good care of the children placed in his care. On breakfast duty one morning I got a scolding from Mr Siddall because a slice of toast was, in his opinion burned and, no child at the Grove ate burnt toast. I sure learned the workings of that toaster in a hurry!

Tinkys they were lovely children, and, after all these years I remember them with fondness.

Bthany1

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Hi I was in the Grove from 1963 to 1967 and then moved a couple of houses down to The Working Girls hostel. You have to leave at 16. I remember mr (Norman) Siddall & his wife Margaret,Miss Melia and a rather glamourus house mother who we called Gloria Redcar on account of her having a red sports car! The names of the children I remember are- Mike Reed,Ann Reed,Eva McGee,Angela Eggleston,Sharon white (gorgeous looking girl) ,Val Owouzie,Christine Pickora, and a whole host of whom I can only recall there first names. I used to love going on the long walks in the country side with the Siddalls on which one occasion Mrs Siddall slipped whilst crossing a brook and broke her leg really badly,the bone sticking out! I also recall going with a group of us to the sheffields Classic cinema to be guest of Jimmy Saville (say no more) From that day on I always used to call him a dirty old man and Mrs Siddall used to get very cross with me-hey ho! Does anyone remember there being a convent at the top of the road that took in unmarried mothers (this included me)?

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Did not the Leisure Club on Myers Grove Lane ,Malin Bridge. Close and then reopened for a short time afterwards called the Grove.

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Hi, can anyone give some information on what was the Grove in Sheffield?

I think it may have been some kind of childen's home, I came across mention of it while researching a family tree

 

It was a children's home on Broomgrove road,Ecclesall in Sheffield taking children from the ages of 4 to 16 or when they left school.

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