Keffolds, Haslemere, Surrey

In September 1942, Barnardo's opened a home for small children in a property known as Keffolds on Bunch Lane, Haslemere. In February 1946, the home was adapted for use as a convalescent home then in November 1947 became a home for children aged from 2 to 11. In August 1958, the then residents were transferred to the Netherheys home in Croydon. Although the home appears to have closed at this date, some sources suggest that it continued in operation until 1973.


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  • 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)