St Vincent's Home / St Teresa's Nursery / St William's Nursery, North Kensington, London
In 1955, the Crusade of Rescue — the Catholic Diocese of Westminster's child care organisation — established its headquarters at 73 St Charles Square, North Kensington, London W10.
In 1958, when the St Vincent's Home at Feltham closed, its remaining inmates were transferred to St Charles Square. They were followed from Feltham in 1962 by the children from the St Anthony's Home for Girls and St Theresa's Nursery.
The Crusade of Rescue, now known as The Catholic Children's Society (Westminster), is still based at the St George's Square site.
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.
- 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.
- Waugh, N These, My Little Ones (1911, Sands & Co.)
- Hyland, Jim Changing Times Changing Needs: A History of the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster) (2009)
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