St Vincent's Home for Boys, near Feltham, London
In around 1948, the Crusade of Rescue (now the Catholic Children's Society, Westminster) opened the St Vincent's Home for Boys at Fagg's Road, Hatton, near Feltham, Middlesex. It was run by the Daughters of Charity and was presumably located in part of the premises occupied by the St Anthony's Girls' Home.
The St Vincent's Home was closed in 1958 and the inmates transferred to the Crusade of Rescue Home at 73 St Charles' Square, North Kensington. The Feltham site was closed in 1962 and the buildings subsequently demolished as part the expansion of Heathrow Airport.
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.
- 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.
- 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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