Chatham Industrial Home for Friendless Girls, Chatham, Kent

The Industrial Home for Friendless Girls was established in 1881 'to provide a home for orphan and other girls who are deprived of proper parental care.'

The Home occupied premises at 1 Ordnance Terrace, Chatham, and could accommodate about 10 girls, aged 12 to 16 years at their time of admission. A payment of 3s. 6d. per week was requested, when possible. Each girl was expected to remain at least three months in the Home, at which time the charge was reduced to 2s. 6d. per week. Miss Hoddinot superintended the establishment.

1 Ordnance Terrace, Chatham

The Home appears to have closed in the early 1900s.

Records

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  • No records noted at present for this establishment — any information welcome.

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