Dacre Home, Abergele, Denbighshire, Wales

The Dacre Home at Church House, Llanddulas, Abergele, was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1939 for the wartime evacuation of boys from the Dacre House Home at Rock Ferry. Church House had previously been used as a holiday residence for children from other Society homes.

The home closed in 1941 when its residents were transferred to Stoke-on-Trent.

The building is now home to an evangelical church group.

Records

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Bibliography

  • Bowder, Bill Children First: a photo-history of England's children in need (1980, Mowbray)
  • Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society [Rudolfe, Edward de Montjoie] The First Forty Years: a chronicle of the Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society 1881-1920 (1922, Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society / S.P.C.K.)
  • Rudolf, Mildred de Montjoie Everybody's Children: the story of the Church of England Children's Society 1921-1948 (1950, OUP)
  • Stroud, John Thirteen Penny Stamps: the story of the Church of England Children's Society (Waifs and Strays) from 1881 to the 1970s (1971, Hodder and Stoughton)
  • Morris, Lester The Violets Are Mine: Tales of an Unwanted Orphan (2011, Xlibris Corporation) — memoir of a boy growing up in several of the Society's homes (Princes Risborough, Ashdon, Hunstanton, Leicester) in the 1940s and 50s.