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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: Union Infirmary
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2000 22:33:40 +0000

>Can anyone tell me if this hospital still exists in the Deptford area and did
>it have a maternity section 1899?

Workhouses have been formally closed though the building may be in use
as a geriatric hopital.
It was not a 'maternity home' in the normal sense -they didn't have
them. Girls having babies without banafit of clergy were pushed into
the workhouse if they lacked any family or other support. There may be
details in surviving workhouse records -if so, theyb are at the London
Mtropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Rd London EC1

Eve McLaughlin

Author of the McLaughlin Guides for family historians
Secretary Bucks Genealogical Society

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