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Information on 1301 Goran Road Glasgow 1943

Postby Vics2410 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:06 pm

Hi There

I'm currentlybresearching my family tree and am seeking information and photographs for 1301 Goran Road Glasgow from around 1943 . My father was born here and I understand that it was an address where unmarried mothers went. I am looking for any information that maybe of interest . Can anyone help?
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Re: Information on 1301 Goran Road Glasgow 1943

Postby marmac » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:41 pm

Hi,
I think you refer to 1301 GOVAN Road in Glasgow which was the official address of the city’s Southern General Hospital.
In very recent years, it, and a number of other hospitals in the city, have been replaced by the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
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Re: Information on 1301 Goran Road Glasgow 1943

Postby junkers » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:58 pm

Try the Mitchell Library in Glasgow as they may have material. I would doubt that by 1943 that just unmarried mothers went there, maybe earlier in their history. Traditionally unmarried mothers might go south to London to have their babies, so few people knew/judged them.
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Re: Information on 1301 Goran Road Glasgow 1943

Postby peter kent » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:37 am

1301 Goran Road Glasgow


Southern General Hospital was by then managed by the local Public Health Department and was formerly the infirmary of Govan Poorhouse.

As in England, local registrars recorded the location of births and deaths at Poor Law institutions under a euphemism in the form of just a street address. This was to avoid the stigma of the workhouse/poorhouse.

For hospital records, try the NHS Greater Glasgow Archives.
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Re: Information on 1301 Goran Road Glasgow 1943

Postby Vics2410 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:32 pm

Hi

Thanks so much to all who have supplied information about 1301 GOVAN Road. This has been most helpful .. If anyone does have any idea where I maybe able to get photos from would be great.
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Re: Information on 1301 Goran Road Glasgow 1943

Postby marmac » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:36 pm

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Re: Information on 1301 Goran Road Glasgow 1943

Postby Vics2410 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:43 pm

I will try Google too! Thanks
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