Request: Were you born there?

I have a request. I am trying to find anyone born at Broadhill Maternity Home, Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, Sussex, between 1945 and 1951, or anyone who had worked or knew someone who may have worked there at any time.

The 18-bedroomed house was built in 1901 by a Bond Street jeweller, George William Ryder, and later owned by a diamond mining engineer/director, William Maine Treglown, working for Ingersol Rand during 1923-45.

The Canadian Army took over the place in the war, and then it was sold and became a maternity/nursing home.

It is believed to have been bought by owners of Green Hedges Maternity Home in Westmeston around 1945-47. The home catered for mothers having their babies born and adopted.

It is an amazing place and I would dearly love to find anyone with any connections to the place. I was born there in 1949, was adopted and went to live in Brighton.

I found my birth mother in 1997, living on Vancouver Island, Canada. She is alive and kicking and 91 years old (a real character)!

Jane Webber

94 Mendip Vale, Coleford,

Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5PP