St Edward's Orphanage, Liverpool, Lancashire

St Edward's Orphanage was established in 1903 at Thingwall Lane, Broad Green, Liverpool. It was run by the Brothers of Charity and could accommodate up to 300 Roman Catholic boys

The location of the home is shown on the 1927 map below.

St Edward's Orphanage site, Liverpool, c.1927.

St Edward's Orphanage entrance block, Liverpool, c.1920s. © Peter Higginbotham

St Edward's Orphanage entrance, Liverpool, c.1920s. © Peter Higginbotham

St Edward's Orphanage from the south-east, Liverpool, c.1920s. © Peter Higginbotham

St Edward's Orphanage from the east, Liverpool, c.1920s. © Peter Higginbotham

St Edward's Orphanage inner quadrangle, Liverpool, c.1920s. © Peter Higginbotham

St Edward's Orphanage dining-room and concert hall, Liverpool, c.1920s. © Peter Higginbotham

St Edward's Orphanage chapel interior, Liverpool, c.1920s. © Peter Higginbotham

St Edward's Orphanage entrance to boys' playground, Liverpool, c.1920s. © Peter Higginbotham

Boys at the home were taught various manual skills such as carpentry and shoe-making.

St Edward's Orphanage manual instruction workshop, Liverpool, c.1920s. © Peter Higginbotham

From around 1914, the home had its wind band. The band allowed boys to develop their musical skills and also performed at local events such as fetes.

St Edward's Orphanage, Liverpool band, date unknown. © Peter Higginbotham

St Edward's Orphanage, Liverpool band, date unknown. © Peter Higginbotham

The orphanage closed in 1956 and many of the orphanage buildings have since been demolished. The site is still occupied by the Brothers of Charity and now provides a residential care home and other social support services.

Records

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Bibliography

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