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Flete House Modbury 18 - 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.

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Photo comment By Arlene Kolton: These are incredible pictures of a beautiful town. I recently learned that my grandmother had a pub in Modbury in the early 1900's. Her son was born in that pub in 1903. Her name was Jessie Grieve and her husband Charles Grieve. Could anyone tell me how I would go about finding out which pub that would have been? Any suggestions woud be greatly appreciated.
Photo comment By Hannah Leando: Hi, my mother in law lives in Modbury and has done since she was a child and my husband was raised there also. I have had a chat with them and i have found out that the 3 oldest pubs in Modbury are The Exeter Inn on Broad Street, The White Hart Inn also on Broad Street and finally The Modbury Inn on Brownstone Street. The Exeter Inn is the oldest dating back to Tudor times. We are actually down there this weekend so if you like i could pop into each and see if they have any history based on the names of your grandparents. Hope this helps. Hannah Leando
Photo comment By Sally Hearn: I was really interested in the photos as I was born in Flete House in 1953.
Photo comment By Charles Edwards: I was born on the 25th July 1953 at Flete House. i am still researching about Flete House's history. I discovered that first appeared that Flete House on the map, dated in c1575.
Photo comment By Patricia Balcombe: I was born at Flete in 1948, went back last week and visited the grand building. Does anyone know if there is a register of Flete babies.

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