Doncaster Industrial School for Girls, Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire
The Doncaster Industrial School for Girls was founded in 1867 by Mrs Vaughan. Initially taking voluntary inmates, it was certified on December 14th, 1867, for the reception of girls placed under detention by magistrates for reasons such as vagrancy, frequenting with thieves, or being beyond their parents' control.
Despite good reports of its operation, local magistrates appear to have been unwilling to place girls at the institution and none were ever committed to its care. After Mrs Vaughan was obliged to resign her connection with the School, it closed on February 1st, 1870.
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- No records noted at present for this establishment — any information welcome.
- Mahood, Linda Policing Gender, Class and Family: Britain, 1850-1940 (1995, Univeristy of Alberta Press)
- Prahms, Wendy Newcastle Ragged and Industrial School (2006, The History Press)
- None noted at present.
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