St Bartholomew's Home for Boys, Bowerchalke, near Salisbury, Wiltshire

The St Bartholomew's Home for Boys was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1893 at Quidham Street, Bowerchalke (or Bower Chalke), near Salisbury. The home had been established by the Vicar of Bowerchalke, the Rev. Edward Collet. The 'cottage home', as it was described, housed up to six boys aged from 4 to 8.

The home closed in 1902.

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.