3rd March 1977
Ian Cramp… My kids were born at The Buchanan
Steve Cooke… Oh yes, I was. Photo explains a lot about me I feel. Very Hammer House!
Steve Mann… Me
Paul Crimin… Why does a book by Charles Dickens leap to mind when I look at the picture of this building?
John David Martin… And me
Terry Corder… No me, I was born in St. Helen’s Hospital, but I used to pass Fern Bank twice a day going to and from school.
Samantha Blake… I was in 1967 x
Andrew Blake… I was in 1969 and so was my other half in 1973
Alan Esdaile… apparently the nurse dropped the scissors with me, when the chord was being cut.
Pauline Richards… Am not admitting to the year!
Ann Graves… My daughter was born there in 1969
Chris Meachen… My birthplace in 1955… Dad was a bus conductor, & would get his driver to stop in old london road, then run up to give mum flowers or chocs..
Stephanie Blackledge… My sister Nicky Dann
Nicola Dobson… I was born there in 1952
Tony Davis… I was
Margaret Trowell… Husband was born there in 1945.
David Edwards… Yep!
Sam Rosewell… My brother was born there in 1972 and I remember being taken there to see him and my mum! I think my dad may also have been born there in 1949
Carol Arnold… Me
Stephen Kolimbarides… Yup in 1951.
Jacquie Hinves… Yes , I was nearly 60 years ago!
Trisha Ann… I was
Brigitte Lee… Me too
Andrew Freeman… Yes April 1954
Yvonne Cleland… My brother was born in Fernbank.
Alan Wood… Yep I see the light first there !!
Dennis Torrance… I was 1953
Christian Burton… I was in 1974
Peter Bridger… I was, 60 years ago almost.
Sandie Carlyon… I was born there.
Nigel Ford… Me. What’s there now? Was it demolished?
Roy Penfold… We’ve had a discussion about this building over in the Historical Hastings group and it would appear to have been demolished in the late 1970s/early 1980s. There is a modern house now on the site with the same name and the allotments off Rotherfield Avenue carry on the name of Fernbank.
Mick O’Dowd… 2 of my 3 children were born there. Always remember the ward floor sloping towards the window. Scary!
Mick O’Dowd…Sam, Is your Dad called Dereck Sam Rosewell?
Sam Rosewell… Hi, yes Dad’s name was Derek but everyone knew him as Digger
Liane Carroll… Roger was born there 1955 xx
Eric Harmer… I can’t remember. It was a long time ago
Matt Thomas… I was November 1968
James Thompsett… Ï was born in Fern Bank hospital as well, 20th of may 1967, ma dad was an old towner, Jim Thompsett, and ma mum was from east London
Sandie Carlyon… This was where I appeared. Long time ago.
Valerie Tedeschi… I was born there August 1941
Madeline Reade… I Was
Julie Findlay-jones… My sister.
Ann Graves… I had my daughter in 1969
Mark Hardwick… My late wife Valerie 04-01-61
Pete Houghton… I remember it closing and being demolished
Chris Connell… I was born there in 1952, my brother Les in 1950 and my sister Anne in 1954.
Tony Court-holmes… o yes
Linda Day… I was born February 1952
Edward Adams… i was born in st helens hospital
Nicki Dann… Yep I’m pretty sure I was . It looks a dismal place
Stephanie Blackledge… Nicki, you were and it was! We thought it was the shop Mum bought you from! We weren’t allowed inside
Nicola Dobson… I was born there in 1952 as well December
Richard Stoodley… Kerry you was born there. X
Steve Bartholomew… Yep 1968
Graham Matthews… I was born there in June 1955.
John Beeching… January 1951.
Peter Bridger… Yes Sept 59
Ralph Town… My sister in law.
Colin Bell…Yup 1952.
Roland Clarke… Me too! Oops, I meant I was born there!
Suzanne Leadbeater… I was born there in July 1945 Susanne Thomas.
Steve Mann… Me
Angie Pilbeam… My brother
Yvonne Cleland… My brother was born there.
Peter Bridger… Me, 61 years ago yesterday.
Roger Carey… I was born there 15th September 1955, it was my Mother’s birth date as well 15th September 1920. Never quite knew where it was until more recent times including this article, thanks Alan!
Jacquie Hinves… I was almost 61 years ago. Old Dr Thomson delivered me! And my mum was born there 88 years ago.
Graham Matthews… 27th June 1955.
Sue Huggins… My late Uncle used to drive a horse and carriage taking expectant mums to Fernbank…I was born there too in 1962 (not via the horse/carriage though)
Willie Wicking… Me 1960
Ann Graves… My daughter was born there 1969 then it closed
Nick Bearkeeper Rowland… I was born there.
Andy Clarke… I was. As was my sister
Russell Field… me
Linda Day… Me
Stuart Moir… My eldest Son Heath was born there, I remember standing below the windows with my daughter Anita the day he was born waving goodbye to my then wife after a visit
Tad Taberer… Me 1959 looks very grim
Julie Findlay-jones… My sister.
Maureen Anderson… I was
Cherry Finch… Ha ha… I was born there September 1968. It looks well rough in the picture.. but my Mum swears blind it was like a holiday camp for expectant mothers. Yr 1st was born in the Buchannan. After that you were a seasoned baby machine so they’d send you to Fernbank Maternity Home. Lol. Mum said.. back then during the summer…you’d pop yr baby out and in hours you’d be sunbathing in the garden knitting booties. Lol. Sounds Fab! Lol
James Westlake… My eldest daughter was born there. Never forget it, she waited until the pub was shut.
Stuart Moir… My first Son Heath was born there, I remember standing in the drive with my first born daughter Anita waving goodbye after a visit when he was born
Jacquie Hinves… I was.1959
Roland Clarke… Me too! Can I say that?
Sam Rosewell… My little brother was born there – our GP sent mum down there for the event. I can remember seeing mum at the window with said brother, waving to me!
Matt Thomas… he was very forward if he was waving to you
Graham Matthews… was June 1955
Liane Carroll… Roger Carey was xx
Dawn Mann… All five of us I believe
Janet Scott… Me too. April 1948.
Lynn Graham… My brother was but I was born in the standard inn in rye