St Christopher's Home, Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire

The St Christopher's Home was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1905 at Hall Flat Lane, Balby, Doncaster. The property, a building formerly known as Old Hall, was purchased for the sum of £2,250. The home, which replaced the Society's previous Beckett Denison Home in Doncaster, was officially opened on September 23rd, 1905, by the Archbishop of York. It could accommodate 25 girls, aged 7-16.

St Christopher's Home, Doncaster, c.1911. © Peter Higginbotham

St Christopher's Home, Doncaster, c.1932. © Peter Higginbotham

St Christopher's Home, Doncaster, c.1932. © Peter Higginbotham

Former St Christopher's Home, Doncaster, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

In 1957, St Christopher's briefly became a boys' home before finally closing in 1960. The property has now been converted to flats

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