Aqualate Hall, Stafford Road, Forton, Staffordshire

A Barnardo's evacuation home was opened in the early part of the Second World War at Aqualate Hall, a mansion house dating back to around 1600, near Forton, Staffordshire. The home closed sometime around 1945.

The property, a listed building, is now home to a golf centre.


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals.


  • Barnardo, Syrie Louise, and Marchant, James Memoirs of the Late Dr Barnardo (Hodder & Stoughton, 1907)
  • Batt, J.H. Dr. Barnardo: The Foster-Father of "Nobody's Children" (S.W. Partridge, 1904)
  • Bready, J. Wesley Doctor Barnardo (Allen & Unwin, 1930)
  • Rose, June For the Sake of the Children: Inside Dr. Barnardo's: 120 years of caring for children (Hodder & Stoughton, 1987)
  • Wagner, Gillian Barnardo (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1979)