The Convent, Ealing, Middlesex
A home for Roman Catholic girls was opened in 1903 at a Convent on Little Ealing Lane, Ealing, Middlesex. The establishment could accommodate 130 girls aged from 2 to 14 years. The home was independently run by the Sisters of Charity and received all its intake from the Westminster Diocese's Crusade of Rescue.
The site later became St Anne's Convent School for Girls. The singer Dusty Springfield was a pupil there in the 1950s.
From 1986 until 2005, the School was home to the King Fahad Academy. Now a listed building, it has since stood empty.
Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.
- Try Catholic Children's Society (Westminster), [formerly the Crusade of Rescue] 73 St Charles Square, London W10 6EJ. To enquire about access to the records of a child who grew up in one of the Society's homes, fill in the request form on the Society's website.
- Anonymous St. Anne's Convent: secondary school for girls, Little Ealing Lane, London W5: its history, development and present-day activities. (1936, British Publishing Company)
- Waugh, N These, My Little Ones (1911, Sands & Co.)
- Hyland, Jim Changing Times Changing Needs: A History of the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster) (2009)
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