Welcome to London Stamford Hill

153, Stamford Hill, Tottenham 1933

Mother and baby home

Sun May 08

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Fri Mar 25

Looking for my fathers sister

My Nan was in St Mary’s her name was Carol Furniss we believe she would have been in the home between 1957-1960 any information would be very much appreciated and we would be highly grateful. My father would love to track down if anyone knows of his mother my Nan her name again was Carol Furniss she had a baby girl who sadly then was adopted we would also be looking to find out any information on her baby but for now any small information at all would be amazing !

Wed Jan 05

Looking for my fathers sister

My Nan was in St Mary’s her name was Carol Furniss we believe she would have been in the home between 1957-1960 any information would be very much appreciated and we would be highly grateful. My father would love to track down if anyone knows of his mother my Nan her name again was Carol Furniss she had a baby girl who sadly then was adopted we would also be looking to find out any information on her baby but for now any small information at all would be amazing !

Tue Jan 04

PIP THE MAGNIFICENT

ALIVE & WELL FOR HE S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW & SO SAY ALL OF US

Sun Oct 14

from boo

bo-boo be doo

Sun Jul 29

Tue Jan 09

Thu Dec 28

Wed Dec 27

Sat Dec 23

1940 something - 2018

All of us who had the privilege and pleasure of living and growing up in the "HILL" and contributing and sharing emotions, anecdotes and memories - it was fun, but as someone has said... 'its Goodbye from me - goodbye from him and goodbye from all the others"

Hope 2018 is great .......if not at least OK x

Fri Dec 22

Tue Dec 12

Thu Nov 30

Fri Nov 24

pip

oh, naughty, naughty

Thu Nov 16

pip

as a side note clissold park is still a home or lovers rabbits and deer I might visit soon to see I any o the engravings on the trees are still readable

live long happy and healthy

ydde

Sun Nov 12

Bandstand

What about any old packets of three.

Sat Nov 11

glad evidence of lovers promises have disappeared now i can rest easy still no news from edgware ladies .. hows my good friend eddy ??hope he enjoyed norfolk on holliday x mass here already hope west end puts on great show ,here always bright lights & plenty of food & cheers , shame lades & lasses have taken a powder ,anyway hope they are all well and warm around fire place with plenty to eat & drink sure one day we will all meet up & still be good friends // GOD BLESS TO ALL,,,of US stamford hill crowd ,hope the new wave enjoy like we did springfield park /pip

Wed Nov 08

OK!?

Tue Nov 07

Bandstand

Springfield Park Bandstand still standing!

OK - not original - all etched on names and scratched messages gone but Bandstand still a monument to us ex Hill kids........well, once upon a long time ago, we were kids!

Sat Nov 04

Bandstand

Springfield Park Bandstand still standing! OK - replaced - stuck on chewing gum gone! Scratched on names and messages gone but Bandstand (OK not original) but still a monument ......to us ex Hill kids (well, we were kids once)!?

Sat Nov 04

Thu Nov 02

I was in the home at the same time October 1960 My son was born on New Years Eve. I remember some of the girls, Paulette and Elizabeth, who Ithink came from Reading. I think she had lovely red hairs. the girls were all lovely, sadly in the same plight as myself then.

I can be found

Thu Oct 19

To John Baker

I wrote sometime back to you, John. I am really hoping that as time has passed that you have some comfort. Life is so short that I hope your birth mother Jacqueline is now in your life.

Anne Hibberd

Thu Oct 19

Sat Oct 14

Fri Oct 06

Wed Oct 04

Tue Oct 03

i was there

conformation on Elvis was Jewish when his tight trousers accidentally tore apart showing his ram- a dam-a ding dong

Fri Sep 29

the Elvis in the shtipp....

But Costello didn't wear Blue Suede Shoes..

Fri Sep 29

Fri Sep 29

the elvis in the shtipp was Costello not Presley elvis p was to scared to perform in the uk

Mon Sep 25

pip // happy one

i would like to extend my sincere wishes for jewish new year to my comrades of the immortal stamfordhill may you all be blessed with all you wish yourself s

E MAIL TOO ALMIGHTY ----GOD @ GMAIL,COM if no reply please leave message

Tue Sep 19

Mon Sep 18

PIP

Yes I remember him in Egerton Rd cheder and Shul.

He used to blow the shofar and always had his tsitsis hanging out.

Wed Sep 13

pip

just a matter of interest ,,did you know ELVIS PRESLEY was Jewish according to jewish law if you are born from a Jewish mother that makes you a jew if you think i am joking look up records ???

Tue Sep 12

pip

yes we all made it out because we stayed in ???

Tue Sep 12

PIP

Did you , wife and dog make it out ok?

Mon Sep 11

it should have read.....

Well explained !

Sun Sep 10

hillite

it should have read" load trump " definitely not lord

sorry about that

Sun Sep 10

pip //the indestructable sending xxxxxxxxxxx

thanks for those wonderful suggestions on wind power also good wishes // pip //always a s hill boy ,even the strongest hurricane can not defeat me because ,, the NASHOOMA of my wonderful parents is wrapped around me ,defying the evil like a shield .even though i walk trough the valley i will defy the devil just like the few ignorant bloggers talking nonsense about Alzheimer ,,TO the best of the best stanfordillions ///a new word in the oxford dictionary // i will survive to play in the sunshine another day and send my best wishes still miss conversation with edgware dollies

Sat Sep 09

sorry, say that again.

Sat Sep 09

hillite

to really settle the situation in north v lord tump on to a plane and drop him on their leader

Fri Sep 08

Hillite

What a great idea. Why on Earth hasn't anyone else thought of that. It must be a first. A "Hillboy" special.

Fri Sep 08

hillite

why not turn on loads of industrial blowers and send Irma to north v

Thu Sep 07

PIP

Stay safe, batten down the hatches, and as Churchill said

"we can take it"

Wed Sep 06

Thu Aug 31

PIP //AINT ARF HOT MUM

nothing wrong with Norfolk sport i was evacuated during war time ,very happy time as large expanses of fields & animals up ging yong was just up my ally /still the hottest months here in America reached 115 on my roof but only stays for mid day then comes torrential rain ,makes my acreage look like Springfield park ,must put up band stand ha ha still nice to play guitar on deck i made for dreaming about good times ,some one wrote ,was i responsible for so many babies born ?? condoms where expensive in those days in the 50 to 60 s //who knows //pip GOD BLESS ALL HERE still looking out for those wonderful ladies to say hi

Sun Aug 20

phil

greetings I must agree this site is sadly lacking members it is either memory failure or arthritic fingers next week is my time to hit the tide the Norfolk coast is calling again no parking worries (all the spaces are taken )no guitar just a spouse playing on my nerves

live long happy and healthy

ydde

(ps I still cant spell proper)

Thu Aug 17

phil

salutations o wise one my self I fair health just her indoors seeing three or four consultants a month off to Watford tomorrow another gym day lost....alas I believe you are right about the once fabulous HILL as for parking no problem there is no parking all the spaces are taken keep well and keep hoping the HILL will return

live long happy and healthy

ydde

Wed Aug 16

phil

you have just read my mind I was just about ready to delete this site from the favorites list as it seems there are no people that are proud of their roots any longer it might be that some of the memories are fading or the fingers can no longer do the walking (a tv adert in uk) I believe the problem is with the internet as words in print are taken at face value so what anyone types may upset a lot of people whereas talking face to face people can read your face and realise that your words should be taken in an entirely different way

ilve long happy and healthy

ydde

Wed Aug 16

PIP AT LARGE

hi eddy just us chickens left to-tell the tail /dont think its worth trying as most are brain dead ,,, ,,, others lost it glad i retired from the once fabulous S HILL full of character NOW ,,,WHO KNOWS HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING WELL today for me is a beach day bringing my tent & portable grill , no parking spaces to worry about ,,just park anywhere on sand with out the gutter snips throwing their rubbish everywhere dont know what i done to deserve this wonderful encounter last week spent time in the smokey mountains ,,brought my old guitar and played high in the spectacular views still not taking the views of the yorkshire dales look so ordinary //god bless PIP & A SPECIAL HALLO TO THOSE GREAT GIRLS that spoke the truth about our wonderful times

Tue Aug 15

I was there in October 1960 - my daughter born that month. This is a very long time ago but I do remember a few names.

Elizabeth

11 August 2017

Fri Aug 11

Fri Aug 11

where have all the people.....

walking back to happiness whoopee oh ye ye..

Thu Aug 10

what is there now

St marys stamford hill was where i was when i had my son at hackney hospital in march 1963 . Would be so interested to know if still there if not what is there. Also love to hear from anyone there at same time i left apreil 1963

Sun Aug 06

Hi

Yes I am simeon

Sat Aug 05

i was in st marys in 1971 my son was born in hackney hospital i am still friends with1 of the girls would love to contact any1 who knew me then. i was to get my son shane adopted but decided to keep him sadly he drowned in 1979.My name was johanna

Wed Aug 02

St Marys mother and baby home

My mum Julie Hoole know in the home as Lynn, spent some time at st Mary's before and after I was born. Today I found a letter from a girl she got to know while she was there. My mum would love to get in contact with her. Her name was Jennifer. In the letter Jennifer mentions. Audrey, Gay, Liz, and felicity. I was born on 6th may 1960.

Fri Jul 28

St. Mary

My mother ended up at St. Mary's, 153 Stamford Hill, London N16 in 1938. It was like a home for unmarried mothers and was run by the nuns. My mother ended up there from Shropshire would you believe and ended up giving birth to my half sister not far away at 102 City Road, London which must have been the local hospital. I have a small baptism certificate from the nuns relating to my half sister and it is headed St. Mary's, Stamford Hill. I went to Google Maps and entered the address of St. Mary's, 153 Stamford Hill, London and it showed a large ornate building which I suspect was St. Mary's. My half sister now lives in New Zealand and has been there for 52 years!

Tue Jun 27

October 1960 - kwr.research@gmail.com

Hi Elizabeth, could I kindly ask you to contact me on the email above.

I am seeking to trace someone who had a daughter who was subsequently adopted. The details match with the information you have posted, I would very much like to discuss this in more detail if at all possible.

Many Thanks

Wed May 31

where have all the people gone long time passing

Tue May 16

can I do you nah sir?

Wed May 10

to itma

I wont take my coat off im not stopping

Sat May 06

ullo ! ullo ! can yer ere me muvva?

Thu May 04

St Mary - kwr.research@gmail.com

Hiya, I am trying to find out a little bit more about St Mary's as I am doing some research on behalf of a friend, as we think her mother may have been born or stayed at St Mary's, we were particularly interested in speaking with anyone who was there in October 1960 - Its a long shot we know, as we do not know if there is definitely a connection but it would be good to speak to anyone who had stayed there and went through the awful process of adoption during that time. We really are struggling to gain more information as we know very very little. Please contact

Sat Apr 22

lillie white

one potatoe two potatoe three ,,or eeny meeny miny mo

the must be lots more all unique to that era but originating indifferent cultures there again cultures as such played less importance than todays politics

Tue Apr 18

please please , take your all ,,,,, even the drippings of your tired old body & dull mind i suggest a long swim in the river lea hopefully not returning & boring us S H GIANTS

Mon Apr 17

to unsigned

a - ha ,sounds like where was the goaly when the ball was in the net hanging round the goalposts with his b,,,,,lls round his neck

Sun Apr 16

unsigned

If I have to be in goal again i will go home also I will take my all with me

were have i heard that

Sun Apr 16

hill watchers

"the hill" it is not about the location it is about the people it is about friendship, trust, and living our roots were matured and nurtured making us what we are now,,, not only the e&A or the schippt nor the other places mentioned daily but also the east end where many families originated to tottenham for dancing and football to the west end for pubs clubs theatre and cinema we were not just alive we lived it

live long happy and healthy

ydde

ps still get my own name wrong

Sat Apr 15

hill watchers

"the hill" it is not about the location it is about the people it is about friendship, trust, and living our roots were matured and nurtured making us what we are now,,, not only the e&A or the schippt nor the other places mentioned daily but also the east end where many families originated to tottenham for dancing and football to the west end for pubs clubs theatre and cinema we were not just alive we lived it

live long happy and healthy

ydde

ps still get my own name wrong

Sat Apr 15

hill watchers

"the hill" it is not about the location it is about the people it is about friendship, trust, and living our roots were matured and nurtured making us what we are now,,, not only the e&A or the schippt nor the other places mentioned daily but also the east end where many families originated to tottenham for dancing and football to the west end for pubs clubs theatre and cinema we were not just alive we lived it

live long happy and healthy

ydde

ps still get my own name wrong

Sat Apr 15

hill watchers

"the hill" it is not about the location it is about the people it is about friendship, trust, and living our roots were matured and nurtured making us what we are now,,, not only the e&A or the schippt nor the other places mentioned daily but also the east end where many families originated to tottenham for dancing and football to the west end for pubs clubs theatre and cinema we were not just alive we lived it

live long happy and healthy

ydde

ps still get my own name wrong

Sat Apr 15

Just can remember what I had for breakfast....can't go back that far!...sorry

Wed Apr 12

Al Zeimer

"Billy No-mates" comes to mind!?

Or as was previously mentioned, grievances with SH or the people who lived there!

Wed Apr 12

Al Zeimer

Love to help....however, can't remember any. Can't think why.

Tue Apr 11

PIP ////ARE YOU SO PERFECT //DOUGHT IT .//

WHO CARES ?EVERY ONE OF THEM ARE PERFECT TO ME ,SURE THEY COULD GET IN TO MY LAND ROVER NOW //PIP

Tue Apr 11

Al Zeimer!??

Instead of you ridiculing other's comments re the Hill in the 50's/60's or elsewhere, how about YOU regaling everyone with some of YOUR past life anecdotes - either YOUR Stamford Hill experiences or further on!

Now this should be interesting...........???

Tue Apr 11

from Al to Pip

Sorry Pip....don't remember any of those things

Tue Apr 11

s h pip

Al Zeimer? I remember you. must be 50 years or even more since I saw you. Do you remember me

Tue Apr 11

philip /nature calls

to my friend ,the heaven has opened to us struggling commentators & the real marching band has answered our call ,always a few flies in the ointment ,,called spoil sports ,EDDY what times we had ,even my army days where great in the first city of London WINCHESTER WHERE I STATED MY MUSICAL CAREER with 24 inch wast & full head of bark curly hair WOW IS ME / bY the way eddy you owe me a letter me thinks // QUESTION OUT THERE ,,,/HAS ANY ONE TICKLED A TROUT OUT THERE ,QUITE A EXPERIENCE ///KNOW What YOU ARE THINKING or heard a dawn coir , ,,,whose things also matter in life's daily herdy gerdy //PIP you can do it

Mon Apr 10

the real -- PIP

GOD bless all those naughtiest of naughty in to days standards it would not even have a classification life to me and i hope to others HAS BEEN extremely colorful ,it some times goes fast so grab it by the B ,,,,,S ,never over till the fat lady sings //only a expression no o fence given / we just get more personality in our body's ,adventure has always been part of me ,from the time i bought my first car and ventured into Hampstead edgware etc saw how the others lived from my home jn morley house flats cazenove rd ,, // PIP ITS NEVER TO LATE OR OVER sure my folks are looking over me with pride

Mon Apr 10

TO AL ,,FROM PIP ,

nothing really made me cry about those great times gone by ,but there where times when a sadness came over me when i never pulled a beauty from the Sunday dances ,after polishing my car all day to impress a tantalizing maiden ,what makes me very sad not to hear from those entertaining ladies with so much intelligent memories ,please //can you spar a few lines for poor old pip to encourage the spring in my step while walking the dogs //anecdotes no //antidotes yes ,,,never get bitten by a snake in BUTISEMO IF NO REAL FRIENDS ARE STANDING BY ,,,PIP to S H with love

Mon Apr 10

S H PIP

Any anecdotes of S H to make us laugh (or cry)? Any stories?

Mon Apr 10

pip //forever after

TO MY, s h ,, champions may all your wonderful memories last for ever ,shame some did not do to much in 50-60 ,,,,every thing in my growing up in s h appeared in forming who i am in later life today

that excitement still lives in many of us ,dont have to be young to enjoy wonderful times looks like old boychick is getting ready for his big move shame as i am sure he can offer us a few renderings if his memories are still alive /i am so delighted with response truly us Stanford hill crowd will always bond together no matter where we live .. //must have come from our ladies very intelligent rep or ,miss you all

Sun Apr 09

memories

Doh...so that's alright then....back to the Egg Stores....etc

Sun Apr 09

Memories and Miseries

We've been there, done all that - talked about old friends, past experiences and the places these "experiences" took place!"

Not only at SH in 50's/60's but over the later years too!

You (Old Kruncker)) were obviously not paying attention so missed all those chats - so your loss!

We were obviously having fun while you sadly weren't!

Sun Apr 09

PIP et al

Memories yes, but all you talk about is Salt Beef Bar,Cazenove rd, the Egg stores etc. not stories , real stories, real experiences, of people and places of yester year.Come on you can do better than that.

Sat Apr 08

PIP and friends

Fings ain't what they used to be. How true is that?

Sat Apr 08

Call yourself "Young One" when you sound like a crotchety, bitter "Old One" who probably doesn't even have a memory - or any good memories to talk about!

Yes SH is in the past but so are the 80's/90's and so on but still great memories from those years too!

You sound like you have a grievance either with the Hill or someone from the Hill so maybe YOUR memories are not as good as the rest of us!?

Fri Apr 07

Stamford Hill PIP

Trouble with you lot is , you ain't got no sense of humour.

You behave like you're all sitting shiva or waiting to make up minyan. Stop moping about the SH past, its gone, a different world a different age. put your zimmers down and

get active.

Fri Apr 07

Memories

Most of us brought up or who lived in or around the "Hill" in the 50's/60's have very special memories - we are lucky to have them and happy to talk about them!

However, what about the "Naughties" the 80's/90's when we were

exactly that ....NAUGHTY!

And now the "NOUGHTIES!" where more memories have been made!

So while our "HILL" memories are treasured and special - most of us (or some of us) have made more which means we've had an exciting and maybe colourful life!

If you don't have good memories, life must have been dull, empty, and lonely! x

Fri Apr 07

we were the lucky ones, we lived the hill, it helped to make us who we are we did not have to tech gadgets of today, so we went out and played with friends as children and then joined clubs as we matured to teenagers.. so yes our memories mean a lot, we like to treasure them, but also like to share them,,if the party poopers do not wish learn about life back then there are other sites related to Stamford hill

live long happy and healthy

ydde

Thu Apr 06

pip /

rolly polly poodny pie ,president Donald is my guy //sounds like your a little jealous of the past to late now as for getting rained on?? you must have your old dated packer mack on from the 50s// shame you feel so upset about others having fun //pip god bless and frankly i dont care a dame

Thu Apr 06

why so begrudging --pip

sad fellow , ,,,go to sleep and dream the things you never had /pip

Thu Apr 06

PIP

Memories. Schmemories...eh

Thu Apr 06

yes the hill will always be home to many they lived and flourished there the 50/60s and even 70s it was the time memories were formed but without those memories we would all be making some of the same mistakes we made then. we at least can look back and recall friends and events that given half a chance we would enjoy again with no hesitation.

the memories the present generation will have is completing the next level on a computer game

live long happy and healthy

ydde

ps my spelling still stinks

Tue Apr 04

yesterdays the past

You are right the memories are all that is left of an era that many of us lived through and enjoyed. Thankfully the computer had not been made for the working man in those days so we socialised and entertained ourselves in a way the youth of today is not capable of. That is why people used this page to help recall the spirit that was "THE HILL"

Live Long, Happy, and Healthy.

ydde

ps my typing is still useless

Tue Apr 04

Pip

Of course our Stamford Hill in the 50's/60's is the past, as we all know, but as PIP quite rightly says the memories (for most of us) are special and precious so why shouldn't they be remembered and spoken about!?

We were lucky to have been brought up in the right place at the right time.

Yesterday's the past - today's the present - tomorrow's the future - and can always make new memories - but memories will only always be from the past!

Sad for those who don't have any! x

Tue Apr 04

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