Orphans' and Children's Seaside Home, Folkestone, Kent

The Orphans' and Children's Seaside Home was founded in 1884 by Mr H.J. Allen. By 1890, the Home occupied premises at Grove End House, 139 Dover Road, Folkestone, which could accommodate 50 inmates.

Orphans who were completely destitute were admitted free, while those having relations paid what they could afford or could collect from friends. The age of admission was between 5 and 13 years of age. An elementary education was provided, and the girls were trained for domestic service, whilst the boys were taught 'to make themselves useful'. An outfit was provided on leaving, which, in the case of girls, was at the age of 16.

Records

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