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    Not a school as such but it was an educational establishment.







    Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution

    A group of leading shipowners, concerned about the lack of provision for orphaned children of seamen, invited members of the Liverpool public to attend a meeting at the Mercantile Marine Services Association Rooms on 16 December 1868.

    In August 1869 the Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution opened in temporary accommodation in Duke Street. By the end of 1869 sixty children were already in residence.

    In 1870 Liverpool Town Council approved a resolution to give land at Newsham Park to the committee to construct a permanent building for the Institution and in January 1874 the children were transferred from the Duke Street premises to Newsham Park with an additional forty-six newcomers. The Institution also looked after children on an outdoor relief basis. In the Annual Report of 1899 it is recorded that 321 children attended the orphanage and 508 received outdoor relief.

    The Institution was formally opened on the 30 September 1874 by the Duke of Edinburgh - the "Sailor Prince" - fourth son of Queen Victoria, and in May 1886 Queen Victoria herself visited the Orphanage, adding her name to the list of patrons. At the outbreak of the Second World War, the Orphanage was evacuated to Hill Bank, Wirral. After the War preparations were made for the return to Newsham Park, but the Committee members were becoming concerned over the possible effects of the great expansion of the country's social services. These services lead to gradual decline of children living at the Orphanage. In addition new legislation prevented children under 11 years old from being educated at the same school as older children and made it illegal for young children to live at a school of an institutional nature. Although the Orphanage was therefore closed on the 27 July 1949 it continued to provide for the relief and education of orphaned children and in 1969 celebrated its centenary.

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    Records

    Minute books and indexes, 1869 - 1969.
    Annual Reports, 1869 - 1997.
    Registers of Children, 1768 - 1948.*
    Bound volumes: account books, letter books, visitor's book (Royal Visit), school register,
    1869 - 1974.
    Letters and papers, re Orphanage Committee and staff, 1873 - 1916.
    Personal Case Paper, c.1870 - 1949.*

    D/SO 1869 - 1988 102 Boxes

    Written permission is required from the Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution to view any material, re the Registers of Children and Personal Case Papers. Write to:

    Secretary
    Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution
    3a Ground Floor
    Tower Building
    22 Water Street
    Liverpool
    L3 1AB

    The Maritime Archives & Library holds further material related to the Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution in miscellaneous collections. Please see Guide to the Records of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Vol. 2, pp. 87-88, for relevant reference.
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    Here's a couple of Seamen's Orphan Institution pics from 1895:
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    Myrtle Street Boys Orphan Asylum. Discussion is welcome, I don't have the foggiest about these establishments:
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    Wow thanks for those Kev, allways wondered what it looked like inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drone_pilot View Post
    Wow thanks for those Kev, allways wondered what it looked like inside.
    Thanks, I've moved the thread to here
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    There's a street called Orphan Street near the one in L7 by that was developed around the beginning of the 20th century. The asylums were for children with learning disabilities in Victorian times, I doubt they were given much of a chance to develop in life.

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    Here is a picture (from Mike Roydens website) of the old workhouse that is now a private residence in Cronton. It is called Bears Paw Cottage.
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    Here's another Seamen's Orphan Institution pic:
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    Sefton General and Fazakerley Hospitals:
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    Princes Road Deaf and Dumb Institute:
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    great pics kev, i like the one where they are all out on the front porch

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    Was told that Cardinal Heenan used to be a workhouse and having been inside the older clasrooms which had washrooms with sinks and toilets at the end of each classroom. Apparently they were dormatories. Shame the school is getting demolished because if it was a workhouse, it must be one of the last of its kind, defo afround here anyway.

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    St Cathrines Hospital in Tranmere was a former workhouse...the iconic building, very much a part of the Tranmere skyline, also included the Birkenhead Institution which was for those with mental disabilities.

    Now, St Cathrines in its present form faces an uncertain future with plans by Wirral NHS to demolish the building and replace it with a "super hospital". Locals are wondering why considering Arrowe Park (nr Woodchurch) handles the bulk of all medical needs in Wirral.
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    Oh how lovely.... do you recognise me in the Sefton General picture

    Love that one and the ones of Fazakerley....as I have worked at both places

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    Personal Health Services

    During the 18th century it became noticeable that provision of care for the sick was inadequate. Several hospitals were opened as a result, including a public infirmary, opened on Shaws Brow in 1746. Over the years this infirmary expanded until a new infirmary was built in 1792. Other hospitals were established to meet the needs of the rapidly growing city. During the 19th century three general hospitals, four dispensaries, and about twenty other hospitals for special diseases had been established. By the end of the century the Corporation had opened six city hospitals.

    The Corporation became involved in the provision of personal health services with the appointment of two health visitors in 1897. The Notification of Births Act in 1907 ensured that the Medical Officer of Health was notified of all births. A School Medical Service was set up under the Education Act of the same year. The Corporation became more and more involved in personal health services throughout Liverpool becoming responsible for municipal hospitals, maternity and child welfare and programmes of inoculation and vaccination.

    In 1930 the Health Committee set up a large number of general and specialist hospitals and institutions. Money was spent on modernising and improving the various hospitals and institutions until the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948. Hospital management was provided by the Liverpool Regional Hospital Board. Local authorities were now providing other services including health centres, specialist care for young mothers and children, midwifery, health visitors, home nursing, vaccination and immunisation programmes and the ambulance service.

    Source: LRO

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    1) Blind School Hardman Street Hope Street 1929

    2) Childrens Infirmary Mulberry Street 1906

    3) Childrens Infirmary Myrtle Street 1907

    4) David Lewis Northern Hospital Great Howard Street 1906

    5) Eye Ear Infirmary Myrtle Road 1906

    6) Kirkdale Nursing Home Westminster Road 1929

    7) Royal Southern Hospital 1906

    8) Sailors Home Canning Place 1906

    9) Sailors Home Canning Place 1948

    10) Seamans Orphanage 1906
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