Roden Villa, Llandudno, Carnarvonshire, Wales

In 1903, Barnardo's opened its Roden Villa home at 22-23 Trinity Square, Llandudno. It housed up to 28 girls, usually in the age range of 10-12 at their admission. The home became mixed in 1956.

The home was closed in 1973, with some of the children being transferred to Barnardo's Tudor Bank home near Southport.

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The building is now used as office accommodation.

Former Roden Villa home, Llandudno, 2012. © Peter Higginbotham

Records

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Bibliography

  • 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)