St Bernard's Home for Working Boys, Liverpool, Lancashire
On March 29th, 1904, St Bernard's Home for Working Boys was certified for operation at 119 Shaw Street, Liverpool. The Home provided supervised hostel-style accommodation for up to 33 boys who were leaving, or on licence from, Industrial Schools in the city, and taking up employment in the area. It could also be used by former inmates who were between situations.
The Home closed on December 4th, 1913.
After some years of neglect, the property has recently been restored.
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- None identfied at present — any information welcome.
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
- Mahood, Linda Policing Gender, Class and Family: Britain, 1850-1940 (1995, Univeristy of Alberta Press)
- Prahms, Wendy Newcastle Ragged and Industrial School (2006, The History Press)
- None noted at present.
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