Paddington Home and Laundry for Girls, Marylebone, London
On April 9th, 1859, the Paddington Home and Laundry for Girls, at 260 Marylebone Road, London NW1, was certified for operation as an Industrial School, allowing it to receive girls placed under detention by the courts.
An inspection in 1861 recorded 25 girls in residence, although none had been placed there under a magistrate's order. Perhaps due to the lack of use being made for this purpose, the Home's managers resigned its certificate in 1862. The establishment continued in operation with only voluntary inmates.
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- No records noted at present for this establishment — any information welcome.
- Mahood, Linda Policing Gender, Class and Family: Britain, 1850-1940 (1995, Univeristy of Alberta Press)
- Prahms, Wendy Newcastle Ragged and Industrial School (2006, The History Press)
- None noted at present.
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