Kingsley Hall, Frodsham, Cheshire

In 1886, the Waifs and Strays Society established a home for boys at Kingsley Hall, a large house on Hollow Lane, Kingsley, near Frodsham. The home was officially opened on 7th August of that year by the Bishop of Chester. The home could accommodate 40 boys aged from 8 to 12, an age group that at the time, was not well catered for in the Society's stock of homes.

Kingsley Hall, Frodsham, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

The establishment closed in 1897 and the boys relocated to the new home at Tattenhall.

Kingsley Hall is now a private residence.

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.