St Nicholas' Home for Mothers and Babies, Highbury, London
St Nicholas' Home for Mothers and Babies was established by the Crusade of Rescue in 1928 at 31 Highbury Hill, Highbury, London N5. It accommodated up to 12 unmarried Roman Catholic girls, aged from 17 to 26, who were expecting or who had just had, their first child.
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.
- Try Catholic Children's Society (Westminster), [formerly the Crusade of Rescue] 73 St Charles Square, London W10 6EJ. To enquire about access to the records of a child who grew up in one of the Society's homes, fill in the request form on the Society's website.
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