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October - December 2017

 

Newsflash 1 - The 2017 Brocket Baby mug is now available to order on the Gifts page, click here.

Newsflash 2 - Brocket Hall will host the next Brocket Baby Day on Tuesday 21 August 2018, details to follow.

 

This is the website of the world famous Brocket Babies.

8,338 Brocket Babies were born within the safety of the walls of Brocket Hall, and in the peace of the countryside, over several years of running the Brocket Babies website we have been able to establish contact with over 1,000 of those Brocket Babies spread over 25+ countries around the world.  We have been able to babies in contact with each other and in some cases have been able to sensitively reconnect some family members.

Brocket Hall was used by the City of London Maternity Hospital before and after the destruction of the in patient section of that hospital in London EC1 by enemy action.

This website was created to allow those who were born, gave birth, or who worked at Brocket Hall to share read events of those times, to make contact with each other, and to share stories passed on to them by their families.  Whilst many babies have always known they were born at Brocket Hall there is a small but increasing number of those who were born in Brocket Hall and subsequently adopted and only found they are one of the World Famous Brocket Babies when they obtained their original birth certificates.

If you are a Brocket Baby, a mother of a Brocket Baby, or worked at Brocket Hall at that time we would love to hear from you.  If you send us your name and date of birth at Brocket Hall we can send you the access passwords for the protected pages.  If you would prefer to just send us any stories or answer any of the questions on the website then please feel free to contact us.

There are no fees involved and the site is free of advertisements, we cover all the domain registration, web hosting, and website update costs ourselves.  There are a few quality gifts for those who like something tangible to mark their place of birth, but we do aim to almost cover the costs by making a small charge for them.

Please email us at david@brocketbabies.org.uk to make contact, and let us know if you are content for us to add you to the list of Babies, Mothers, or Staff.

 

News

  1. Major Milestone - During the quarter we reached and passed 1,000 Brocket Babies on our records.  We started creating the current records in January 2008 hoping to make contact with a dozen or so others to swap a few stories, by May 2009 we had made contact with 100 Brocket Babies and were so pleased to have so many stories shared and Brocket Babies making contact.  Since then we have just kept going.  Website search engines keep highlighting our website, Brocket Hall have organised Brocket Baby Days, the local and national press have printed stories about Brocket Hall and the Brocket Babies, I made a live broadcast on Australian Radio in 2011, more recently, in 2015, we had press coverage of one of the midwives who delivered hundreds if not thousands of Brocket Babies, and within the next 12 months we will see a book printed with a chapter on Brocket Hall and the Brocket Babies.  We really hope you find this project of interest.

  2. To celebrate this momentous event we are offering the mounted print of Brocket Hall for £6 on the Gift page until Christmas (that is half the normal cost).  It is a very popular gift so apologies to all those who already have one.

  3. Welcome - Welcome to another 30 Brocket Baby arrivals last quarter (July, August, September 2017).  Another truly worldwide quarter with new found Brocket Babies from Australia, USA, Wales, and England.  This now brings the total across the world to 1,005.

  4. Stories - There are three short stories on the New Stories page for you.  If anyone else has any memories handed down to them we would love to hear about it.  A few lines, or a few pages, everything is welcome and helps us imagine life in Brocket Hall at that time.

Note 1: If you have contacted us but do not receive our monthly emails would you please send in your current email address so we can update the records.

Note 2: Brocket Babies also has a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brocket-Babies, however, it is not regularly monitored so please email us rather than place messages there for us.

Note 3: If you are planning a trip overseas near one of the Brocket Babies you might like to drop in.  Quite a few have said they would like to meet up with other Brocket Babies.

Note 4: Please note the new Brocket Babies and Mothers are highlighted in red on the Baby and Mother Lists each quarter.