Treeman's Nursery, Horsted Keynes, Sussex

The Treeman's Nursery was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1939. It was located in a house known as Treeman's (or Treemaines) on Treeman's Road, near Horsted Keynes. The nursery was a wartime evacuation home for the residents of the Saints Peter and Paul Home for Babies at Catford. The children were transported to home on the lower part of a double-decker bus, with the upper floor lined with mattresses to protect against any attack.

The home was relocated in 1944 to Kingsdown at Upper Lambourn in Berkshire.

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.