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Started this discussion. Last reply by Monica Cormack ( Nee Douglas ) Mar 17, 2015. 18 Replies

I was brought up in the highland orphanage Inverness now closed,is there anybody out there know of this place  Continue

 

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Dave McGrath left a comment for Harold Dixon Douglas
"Hope you are still online.  I found your comment re Carrol Children's Home Inverness.  I stayed there at Island bank road, a much happier experience than many in the previous place"
Sep 9, 2017
Monica Cormack ( Nee Douglas ) replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"I know there was a childrens home in Inverness called Rosedene it was on Island Bank Road "
Mar 17, 2015
MaryJane Dumpster replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hi there, the bedrooms were hugh, I was there from a very early age, and at one point was the youngest  child for several years, there was room for at least 10 to twelve beds in one room, and there was at least two rooms which had at least 14…"
Mar 7, 2015
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Nov 20, 2014
William Douglas replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Anyone recognise the two little boys in this video? http://ssa.nls.uk/film/1535"
Mar 4, 2014
William Douglas replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"INVERNESS HIGHLAND ORPHANAGE REPORT from 1895 was being offered for sale on ebay - it may still be…"
Mar 4, 2014
L.Williams replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hi there, I know it has been a while since anyone posted on this thread but I have only just found this forum. I have a friend looking for information on one of her relatives that she has never met. Ada, was born in 1940 in the Northern Infirmary in…"
Mar 4, 2014
Audrey Beattie replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"I'm fascinated to read about the Highland Orphanage after all these years and it was by chance that I found this website when I Googled the Orphanage!  My aunt, Mrs Eva MacDonald,  was working at the Orphanage during the Second World…"
Mar 16, 2013
Harold Dixon Douglas is now friends with Jenny MacLennan Huth and lilian baby
Oct 22, 2012
Harold Dixon Douglas left a comment for Moira Hodges
"Hello Moira,I remember Dagmar Liebmann as i used to play with her sometimes,but Mrs Ritchie did not like it but i don't seem to recall her having sisters,do you still have the pictures from the local newspapers,I think i saw your father once he…"
Jul 21, 2012
Moira Hodges replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Dear Harold, in reply to your question, my mother and her sisters came to the Highland orphange in 1939 from Germany as part of the Kindertransport. The Liebmann girls were pictured upon their arrival by a local newspaper collecting a few toys…"
Jul 20, 2012
katathenty replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hi Both Harolds I too am a Douglas descendant and I have worked with disabled teenagers for the last ten years. I drove down Island Bank road in Inverness two weeks ago, admiring some of the big houses there. Didn't realise the sad…"
Jul 1, 2012
Harold Dixon Douglas replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hello Marylane,Thank you for your reply,Yes Mrs Rictche was matron while i was there and Miss White.the school teachers were Miss Mcbain and Mr Fraser the head master and he used to enjoy giving the strap and he did things that today would get him…"
Jun 24, 2012
MaryJane Dumpster replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hello Harold,  Thanks for your early reply, I personally don't remember you as I was very young when I went there also, but I did call my sister Jean who is 75 now to see if she remembered you, but unfortunately she was out when I called,…"
Jun 24, 2012
Harold Dixon Douglas replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hello Marylane,Always a pleasure to receive a message from someone who has been through same sort of thing than i but so lone ago,i am now 79,how did i get to the orphange that was my Mother had died when i was born i have two brothers my father…"
Jun 24, 2012
MaryJane Dumpster replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
" I was in the Highland Orphange when it closed and moved to the new building called Carroll Childrens Home, on Island Bank Road, there were a total of 18 children still there.   I was sent to the Hightland Orphanage at the age of 19…"
Jun 23, 2012

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At 8:59 on September 9, 2017, Dave McGrath said…

Hope you are still online.  I found your comment re Carrol Children's Home Inverness.  I stayed there at Island bank road, a much happier experience than many in the previous place

At 5:41 on April 6, 2012, Harold Leduc said…

Hi Harold,

I found the following POW information on Ancestry.co.uk that might about your Dad. I guess the best way to verify the information would be to match his service number. If you don't have it you could probably request his records from the UK National Archives:

Name: G.A. Douglas

Rank: Corporal

Army No: 2921926

Regt: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

POW No: 18150

Camp type: Stalag

Camp No: 383

Location: Hohenfels, Rhineland-Palatinate

Record Office: Infantry Record Office, Perth

Record Office No: 16

I hope this helps.

Cheers

Harold

At 1:27 on March 21, 2012, Harold Leduc said…

No problems Harold, I'll contact privately. Cheers

Harold

At 2:42 on March 20, 2012, Harold Leduc said…

Hi Harry,

I too was called Harry but lost the nickname when I joined the Army.

It sounds like you were named after your uncle Harold Dixon Douglas who recently died at the age of 94. I visited Inverness a few years ago, but sadly wasn't aware he was alive at the time.  I'm in contact with his daughter.

Good luck with your search and let me know if I can help in any way.


Cheers

Harold

 
 
 

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