Tuesday, 6 May 2014


Peter Higginbotham, creator of the Workhouse website  has a new one http://childrenshomes.org.uk/ 
It aims to "provide information on all of the many and varied institutions that — for whatever reason — became home for thousands of children and young people in Britain. They include a wide variety of establishments ranging from orphanages, homes for those in poverty, and children with special needs, through to reformatories, industrial and approved schools, training ships, and hostels."

I found a nice description of Edmonton (North London) Chase Farm School where my grandfather was a an inmate after his father died in 1899.

Thanks to Gail Dever for the tip.

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