Are you one of the Shardeloes Babies?



Where did the mothers of the 5,000 babies come from?

How many of the “babies” can we contact?

Where do they live now?

Amersham Museum started a project in 2015 to create a list of as many as possible of the thousands of babies born at Shardeloes when it was a maternity hospital in World War II and for some years after that. We had contact information for about 70 of those babies who will now be in their late 60s or early 70s and have managed to collect over 100 more details. See the latest list of the “babies”. Please help by using the contact form below. 

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On August 20th 2015, we had an event at the museum to bring together as many people as possible connected with the ‘Shardeloes Babies’ story. With friends and relations, there were about 80 people there.  They were able to see the new Homefires & Havens exhibition about Amersham in the 1940s, including the Shardeloes Babies story, as well as having strawberries and cream in the garden!

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If you were one of the Shardeloes Babies, fill in the form below and let us know more about you.

  • If you are happy to be contacted
  • In the format of dd/mm/yyyy
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Click for more about the history of the house at Shardeloes and also about the maternity hospital

Plan Your Visit

Opening hours:

Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12noon to 4:30pm

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700
[email protected]


“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”

“Visited Amersham museum yesterday – lovely place, provides many details on the history of the place. Plenty of cute cafes, pubs and shops around also… not difficult to find free parking nearby. ”

“A well-run, informative and interesting small museum on the main street. It’s mostly volunteer-run and they do a great job in keeping it and making you feel welcome…Check out the herb garden too.”

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