MABYS Auxiliary Home for Girls, Paddington, London
In 1907, the Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants (MABYS) opened an Auxiliary Home for Girls at 24 Paddington Green, Paddington, London W2. The Home had previously been located on Marylebone Road. On November 11th, 1907, the new establishment was certified to receive up to 8 girls from certified Industrial Schools. The Home provided hostel-style accommodation for girls aged from 14 to 20 who were leaving, or on licence from, one of the Schools in the capital, or who were former inmates between situations.
In June, 1922, the Home moved to new premises in Maida Vale.
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- Fairly few records relating to MABYS appear to survive. Try using the National Archives Discovery system to search for either "Metropolitan Association For Befriending Young Servants" or "MABYS Association".
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
- None identified at present.
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