I am trying to find out as much as I can about a nursing and maternity home during the 1940s and 1950s, where I was born and adopted.

It was called Broadhill in 1949, and was situated in Keymer Road, Burgess Hill. The address changed when the council moved some boundaries in 1974. The house, now split into four residencies, is listed under Broadhill Place, in Ockley Lane, Hassocks, with the postcode of BN6 8PA.

It was very grand, with 18 bedrooms and dressing rooms. It was used in the war by the Canadian Army for rest and recuperation, according to the previous owner.

The house was built by a prominent Bond Street jeweller (goldsmith) in 1901. His name was George William Ryder. He died there in 1923. I’m trying to find an obituary for him.

If any readers were born here during the 1940s, or have any information, I’d love to hear from them.

When I was eight or nine (1957/58), I lived in Bedford Square and at Embassy Court and helped a man by the Peace Statue on the seafront sell The Argus.

Write to 94 Mendip Vale, Coleford, Radstock, Somerset BA3 5PP. Alternatively, email: wbbrjn@yahoo.co.uk