Teighmore, Jersey, Channel Isles
Teighmore, a Barnardo's home for small boys of delicate health was opened in 1879 near Gorey on the Channel Island of Jersey. The property, located on what is now the Rue D'Aval, was donated to Barnardo's by a Miss McNeil.
The home expanded over the years, eventually housing up to 120 boys aged, at their admission, from 5 to 12 years. In 1908, the home took on a role as an agricultural training school.
The home closed in April, 1938. The property still survives, now converted to private residences.
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.
- Barnardo's Family History Service deals with enquiries regarding records of individual children — various services are available costing from £25 upwards.
Making Connections — a service for those wishing to access their Barnardo's adoption records.
- Barnardo's historical administrative records are now deposited with Liverpool University's Social Welfare Archives with stringent restrictions on their access.
- 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)
- The Barnardo's website.
- The Goldonian Website — memories and information from former Barnardo's children.
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