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Rosetta Road, Basford, Nottingham

I’m searching for anyone who might have lived on Rosetta Road, Basford, Nottingham in the 1940s and who might remember a lady named Kate Buxton who lived at number 60. To cut a long story short, my grandmother, Joyce Goodwin, was sent there in 1943 to have her child (later adopted) and I would like to hear from anyone who lived in the area at that time and who remembers Kate (or indeed, Joyce).

Many thanks

Nathan Dylan Goodwin

email address: mail@nathandylangoodwin.com

Perry Road, Basford

I’m looking for people who knew Rita Hebden (1934-2017) in the 1950s. She had my mum in 1954 and put her up for adoption – the address on my mum’s birth certificate is 327 Perry Road, Basford.

I’ve written that the address on my mum’s birthday certificate is in Basford but I think she was sent there when she got pregnant and the rest of the family lived in Retford and Rita spent the rest of her life in Retford.

I am trying to piece together information around the time of my mother’s birth and I’d be very grateful if anyone can help me.

Many thanks,

Charlotte Craigie
charlotte@craigie.org.uk