Receiving Home for Boys, Peckham, London

The Peckham Receiving Home for Boys was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1915 at Rosewell Avenue, Peckham. The property had previously been occupied by the Society's Peckham Home for Girls.

The home could accommodate up to 30 boys aged seven or over. It acted both as receiving home for older children coming into the Society's care and as a relief home for other receiving homes, especially during outbreaks of sickness.

The home closed in July 1925 and the boys were transferred to the Stockwell Receiving Home for Boys.

The Peckham property no longer exists.

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.