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Braemar Children’s Home

posted by Guy Woodley on 28 Nov 2018 at 8:57 pm

Does anyone remember Braemar .It was a children’s home at the end of fairmount road and de la war road .Its where the king offa way traffic lights are now .My good friend Egbert hunt lived there with his brother Richard and two sisters one of which is called Julie .Im 54 years old and also remember Gary Kiff who lived up by Chantry school ,Off Barrack road .Im hoping I can find Egbert as I think he moved back to London

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posted by Maria Lozano on 28 Jan 2019 at 1:56 pm

Hello - I remember Braemar House. My little brother (Carlos) and I used to stay there for a few hours a day, as young children, whilst my mum went to work. I was there for at least six months, and my brother for at least a year. I have just turned 53 and my brother is now 51 - so relatively close to you in age. At present, I don't particularly recall any of the other children myself but my mum does remember two girls who lived there at the time. She believes they were aged about 11 years when I was aged 4 and my brother was aged 2.5 years. Would these two girls be the sisters of your friend Egbert? I could make further enquiries on your behalf if you think it might be helpful.

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posted by Bradley woods on 30 Dec 2019 at 8:36 pm

Hi Maria and Guy, My name is Bradley and I stayed at Braemar for 3 years aged 6 to 9 years. I am 52 now so that will give you a time line. I remember some of the children that were there at the time, Mitchel, Markie, Gail, Tammy, Stephen, there were others but I don't recal them. The only person I am in touch with these days is Gail. She may know more. I remember the grounds outside, the boat and sand pit. I remember the mice running around the conservatory area around the big hall with a wooden floor. there were three dorms, called the nursery, the Noddy Room, and one other which I remember was allways used as the sick room. The home was run by Mumfi and Di Burmester or a surname similar. They would slipper you senseless if they caught you out of bed at night. All in all not a bad place and I have many fond memories. I was glad to be there as the place I was at was not good and we will leave it at that.
There is no information available from government records and no info on the internet about this place as it was privately run and no records were kept by them or the local council.There is some titbits on this message board spread about but takes some time to find as it has no structure. If you want to message me you are more than welcome. bradwoods@hotmail.co.uk

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posted by Claire woodley on 23 Apr 2020 at 7:40 am

Hi all ,it’s Guy again
Thanks for your input .My sister Claire is proper on the button with this kind of stuff and seems to think Egbert May he in Hackney.TBH I only remember Egbert ,Richard and there two younger twin sisters
I also used to go there when my mum was at work and remember Jam sandwiches .
It was a proper children’s home at the time in the early seventies
I remember one at the top of Fairmont road and another in Buckhurst road .Winsby house was another
Edwin Warner ,Conrad and Grover Loomas
But it’s Egbert Hunt I would love to see again and my sister Claire wud love to hear from Gail 😁

Guy Woodley, Egbert Hunt

posted by Debbie on 14 Nov 2020 at 9:25 pm

I went to Braemar to the nursery school part. My brother Chris was at St Peter and St Paul's junior school with Guy and Egbert. They both came to our garden sometimes to play football. I was chatting to former health visitor Eleanor Chapman about Egbert a couple of months ago. Her sons (Simon was the same age) used to invite him for a meal. His nickname was "egg but no bacon". I don't remember him after 1973/4.


posted by Bradley Woods on 10 May 2021 at 10:41 pm

Hi Guy, did you get anywhere ?

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