Manchester and Salford Police Orphanage, Bowdon, Altrincham, Cheshire

The Manchester and Salford Police Orphanage was established in 1889. It took over the former premises of the Altrincham Industrial Home (No.2) at Ashley Road, Peel Causeway, Bowdon, which were loaned to rent-free by the Home's founder.

In around 1905, the Orphanage merged with Northern Police Orphanage at Harrogate, and the Bowdon premises were vacated.

Manchester and Salford Police Orphanage, Bowdon, Altrincham, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

Manchester and Salford Police Orphanage, Bowdon, Altrincham, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

The property later adopted the name St Baldred's Hall and from around 1925 until 2008 was home to the Hale Conservative Club. During the Second World War, a school evacuated from Guernsey was temporarily accommodated in the building.

Records

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  • No records noted at present for this establishment — any information welcome.

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