Charnwood House Nursery for Physically Disabled Children, Loughborough, Leicestershire

The Charnwood House Nursery for Physically Disabled Children was opened in 1966 by the Children's Society (formerly the Waifs and Strays Society) at Brand Hill, Woodhouse Eaves, Loughborough. The property had previously been occupied by Charnwood Forest Children's Convalescent Home.

Charnwood House, Loughborough, 2013.

in 1976, an extension was added to the property to provide holiday accommodation for parents with their disabled children.

In 1987, the home moved to smaller premises in Leicester and Charnwood House was then closed. The property has now been converted to residential use.

Records

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Bibliography

  • Bowder, Bill Children First: a photo-history of England's children in need (1980, Mowbray)
  • Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society [Rudolfe, Edward de Montjoie] The First Forty Years: a chronicle of the Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society 1881-1920 (1922, Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society / S.P.C.K.)
  • Rudolf, Mildred de Montjoie Everybody's Children: the story of the Church of England Children's Society 1921-1948 (1950, OUP)
  • Stroud, John Thirteen Penny Stamps: the story of the Church of England Children's Society (Waifs and Strays) from 1881 to the 1970s (1971, Hodder and Stoughton)
  • Morris, Lester The Violets Are Mine: Tales of an Unwanted Orphan (2011, Xlibris Corporation) — memoir of a boy growing up in several of the Society's homes (Princes Risborough, Ashdon, Hunstanton, Leicester) in the 1940s and 50s.