Rudolf Memorial Home, Tilford Common, near Farnham, Surrey

In September 1943, the Waifs and Strays Society opened one of its many wartime evacuation homes at the Tilford Children's Convalescent Home, Grange Road, Tilford Common, near Farnham in Surrey. The Farnham home received the boys and girls from the Rudolf Memorial Home at Banstead and itself then became known as the Rudolf Memorial Home, Farnham.

The home closed in 1945, with the boys then being transferred to the St Aldhelm Home for Boys at Frome, and the girls to the Cheam, Kibworth or Leighton Buzzard homes. p>The Tilford Common property is now a nursing home.

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.