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April 2016

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.



  1. Welcome to another 6 Brocket Baby arrivals last month, as far as we can tell they are all from the UK this month.  This brings the total across the world to 875.

  2. One new short story this month on the Stories page.  If anyone else has any information about life at Brocket Hall when it was a maternity hospital then please feel free to pass it on.  One question we are often asked is "How did the mums get to Brocket Hall from London", we believe the usual way was to catch a train and then a taxi from the station, but if you have any other ways we can share them as well.

  3. Breaking News (well it was when we put it on Facebook on 5 March 2016!): We have just been contacted by a Brocket Baby born in February 1941. This means we have heard from at least one Brocket Baby for every month Brocket Hall was used as a maternity hospital. We have been waiting for months if not years for someone born that month, and today we filled the gap.

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.