Flete House Modbury 17

Flete House Modbury 17 - OLD PHOTOS OF MODBURY DEVON
Flete House was used by the City of Plymouth as a maternity hospital during and after the Second World War. At the time the Second World War broke out, the estate was in the hands of Lieutenant-Colonel, the Lord Mildmay of Flete. The first baby to be born at Flete arrived on Monday July 14, 1941, and by the end of 1941 there had been a further 124 births. Lord Mildmay remained in residence at the House until his death in 1947 and was apparently often seen in the Wards. Dave Hill of the pop group Slade was one of the babies born at the House.
The hospital closed 8 May 1958, less than a month after the last baby was born there. Flete House was returned to the Mildmay family in 1959.

Flete House Modbury 18


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Modbury Brownston St 4
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Modbury Cattle Market Day 8
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Photo comment By David PIllage: The 1901 Census Tells of HRH Princess Victoria aged 32 was visiting the Flete House where some of my ancester's were working.

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