Balmoral Working Boys' Home, Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Balmoral Working Boys' Home was established in 1899 at 27-29 May Street, Belfast. It could accommodate 50 Protestant boys aged from 14 to 16. The home received boys from Belfast's Balmoral Industrial School and other Protestant boys' home in the area. It acted as a halfway house for those moving from institutional care into adult employment in the outside world.
By 1920, the home had moved to 3-5 Clarendon Place, Belfast, but appears to have closed by 1930.
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- Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 2 Titanic Boulevard, Titanic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9HQ.
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