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Oct-Dec 2016

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.

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

This website was created to allow those who were born, gave birth, or who worked at Brocket Hall to share the events of those times and to make contact with each other.  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 Hatfield 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.

Please email us at with any information you have, and let us know if you are content for us to add you to the list of Babies, Mothers, or Staff.



  1. Brocket Baby Day 2016 - we had some lovely feedback from so many who attended the Brocket Baby Day in August as we always do.  It is such a lovely day with access to all the main parts of the house.

  2. Welcome - Welcome to another 31 Brocket Baby arrivals last quarter.  Out of those who gave their current location this quarter it seems all but one lives in south east England.  Even allowing for the fact we now update quarterly rather than monthly that is a large increase and it seems ITV played a large part in that going by all the emails mentioning the television series "Victoria".  As many will know Queen Victoria was a frequent visitor to Brocket Hall and there have been quite a few mentions of Brocket Hall on the programme - or so I am told.  This now brings the total across the world to 926. 

  3. Stories - The supply of stories has quietened down recently so if you have any little bits of information about Brocket Hall when it was used as a maternity hospital we would love to hear from you, they are always popular with other Brocket Babies, particularly those with little or no direct contact with their birth mothers.  However, we do have some photos to share with you on the Stories page this 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

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 that the new Brocket Babies and Mothers are highlighted in red on the Baby and Mother Lists each month.