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November 2015

This is the website of the world famous Brocket Babies.

8,338 Brocket Babies were born within the safety of the walls of Brocket Hall, and in the peace of the countryside.

Brocket Hall was used by the City of London Maternity Hospital before and after the destruction by enemy action of the in patient section of that hospital in London EC1.

This website was created to allow those who were born, gave birth, or who worked at Brocket Hall to share the events of those times and to make contact with each other.  Whilst many babies have always known they were born at Brocket Hall there is a small but increasing number of those who were born in Hatfield and subsequently adopted and only found they are one of the World Famous Brocket Babies when they obtained their original birth certificates.

If you are a Brocket Baby, a mother of a Brocket Baby, or worked at Brocket Hall at that time we would love to hear from you.  If you send us your name and date of birth at Brocket Hall we can send you the access passwords for the protected pages.  If you would prefer to just send us any stories or answer any of the questions on the website then please feel free to contact us.

There are no fees involved and the site is free of advertisements.

Please email us at with any information you have, and let us know if you are content for us to add you to the list of Babies, Mothers, or Staff.



Brocket Baby Day

The 2015 October Brocket Baby Day was another wonderful day and an opportunity for all to see their place of birth, exchange stories, and learn from the experiences of midwife Norah Pardey, who, at 101 years old fondly remembers her years at Brocket Hall.  Andy Chapman gave a talk on the history of Brocket Hall from its origins to the current day, and Mike Sanders gave a moving account of his search for his birth family that had many reaching for their tissues, he was with two of his newly found nieces.

Norah Pardey and her friend Tim Reeves spent most of time answering questions from Brocket Babies and their families, as well as the press from the Welwyn Hatfield Times.  For those who do not live locally it may be worth checking their website next week.  Possibly Wednesday.

We took the group photographs as usual and these have now been added to the website to view or purchase -  the link is on the Photos page .  If you would like a memento of the day.

Many thanks to all the staff at Brocket Hall and all those who supported this special event.



  1. We launched the 2016 Brocket Baby calendar at the Brocket Baby Day for you.  We only print one fairly small batch, and with pre-orders and purchases at Brocket Hall there is are only limited numbers left, so please order yours soon if you would like one.  The other gifts also seem quite popular around this time of year - I wonder why!

  2. Welcome to another six Brocket Baby arrivals last month all from the UK we believe.  This brings the total to 837.

  3. Another new story this month - something a little different this month.

Note 1: If you have contacted us but do not receive our monthly emails would you please send in your current email address so we can update the records.

Note 2: Brocket Babies also has a Facebook page at

Note 3: If you are planning a trip overseas near one of the Brocket Babies you might like to drop in.  Quite a few have said they would like to meet up with other Brocket Babies.

Note 4: Please note that the new Brocket Babies and Mothers are highlighted in red on the Baby and Mother Lists each month.