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Started this discussion. Last reply by Fiona Jun 11. 28 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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Fiona replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hello again, I'm wondering if anyone here on this thread who was at the orphanage has any recollections of a particular family.  The Mackenzie brothers from Assynt were there from Dec 1941 until Aug 1945.  George and Kenneth were…"
Jun 11
Dave McGrath replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"we would love to hear from you Moira.  We have as strong Highland orphanage alumni dating from the Carrol Children's home era.  Our knowledge of the old place is very limited"
May 26
Fiona replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hello Moira, thanks for your reply, I'm only seeing it now!  It would be amazing if you could ask Dagmar.  How can I PM you?  I'm new to this site so will try and add you to my email contacts? Fiona"
Apr 11
Moira Hodges replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hi Fiona, Apologies for not responding sooner as I've been away. As I'm sure you will appreciate before I can pass on any  information relating to Dagmar I will need to get her permission. Before I do so I would be grateful if you…"
Apr 3
Fiona replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hello Moira, I would love to get in touch with Dagmar if at all possible (I don't know if you saw my previous message?) All the best, Fiona"
Apr 3
Fiona replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hello Moira, I came across your messages here when searching for Highland Orphanage info as myself and my family have been attempting to find Dagmar for a number of years now on behalf of my father and uncles who were in the Orphanage at the same…"
Mar 24
Dave McGrath replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"House sold in 1983 did have 10 bedrooms.  This was a successor to the original house in Culduthel and located at 29 island bank road.  This house called Carrol Children's home had on average 14-18 of us aged babies to 15-16.  It…"
Aug 4, 2018
Moira Hodges replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Hi Audrey, I can't believe I have only just seen your response from 5 years ago. Dagmar is my aunt and yes living in Norway, in fact I'm going to visit her in May. Would love to hear more and look at any photos you may have. Look forward…"
Mar 7, 2018
William Douglas replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Thank you, Dave."
Mar 7, 2018
Dave McGrath replied to Harold Dixon Douglas's discussion Douglas family Inverness1
"Don't know his line is still in action.  Highland Orphanage moved from its original place up in Culduthel road to Victorian House Carrol on island bank road I think around 1957-58.  It dropped the name orphanage and was simply Carrol…"
Mar 7, 2018
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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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

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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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