Netherton Home for Girls, Nedderton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland

The Netherton Home for Girls was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1889 at Netherton Hall, Netherton (now spelled Nedderton), near Newcastle upon Tyne. The home had previously been an independently run establishment known as the Newcastle Diocesan Home and based in Newcastle. In its new premises, the home could house 40 girls from 8 to 14 years of age.

Former Netherton Home for Girls, Nedderton, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

Former Netherton Home for Girls, Nedderton, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

In 1891, the home was closed and relocated to new premises at Cullercoats, near Whitley Bay, where it became the St Oswald's Home For Girls.

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.