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Help to trace childhood years

February 25th 1999 - Guardian

My wife and I are in the process of adopting a child. One of the problems we have encountered is the lack of information on my wife's background.

My wife was brought up in Beechholme Children's Home, Fir Tree Road, Banstead, of which we have no pictures at all. She was placed there in 1957 aged two years and six months, and stayed about 14 years until 1968. I would be grateful if any of your readers could provide any local information or pictures, especially of the home, from around this period. Please call Jan Perkins on 0181 770 2255 or write to her at Guardian House, Sandiford Road, Sutton SM3 9RN.

G. BYRNE Essex