Farnworth and Birkdale Auxiliary Home for Roman Catholic Boys, Liverpool, Lancashire

On April 17th, 1913, an Auxiliary Home for boys from the Farnworth and Birkdale Roman Catholic Reformatories was certified for operation at 28 Great George Square, Liverpool. The Home, which was run by the Liverpool Catholic Reformatory Association, could accommodate up to 34 boys from the age of fourteen upwards. It acted as a halfway house for those making the transition from institutional care to independent life and employment in the city.

The Home was officially closed on April 17th, 1923. The premises no longer survive.

Records

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  • Liverpool Archives, 3rd Floor, Central Library, William Brown Street, L3 8EW. No specific information, but may be mentioned in the records of the Liverpool Catholic Reformatory Association.

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