Church of England Girls' Home / MABYS Association Home, Greenwich, London
The Church of England Girls' Home, at 10 Gloucester Place, Greenwich, is believed to have been founded in 1887.
In 1903, the Home was licensed by the Local Government Board as a Certified School, allowing it to receive pauper children boarded out by Boards of Guardians.
By 1907, the establishment was identified as being run by the Greenwich and Lewisham branch of the Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants (MABYS). The Home accommodated up to 17 'girls needing training', aged from 10 years upwards. A weekly charge of 6s. was made for each girl.
The Home was still in operation in 1935. It now admitted girls aged from 12 to 14 years, with a weekly charge of 16s.
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.
- Fairly few records relating to MABYS appear to survive. Try using the National Archives Discovery system to search for either "Metropolitan Association For Befriending Young Servants" or "MABYS Association".
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
- None identified at present.
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