Isaac Taylor House Nursery, Rochdale, Lancashire

The Isaac Taylor House Nursery was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1949 at 12 Castlemere Street. The premises had previously housed the Rochdale Boys' Home.

Former Isaac Taylor House Nursery, Castlemere Street, Rochdale, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

In 1952, the nursery moved to a property known as 'Chaseley' on Falinge Road, Rochdale, where it operated until 1970.

Former Isaac Taylor House Nursery, Falinge Road, Rochdale, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

The Falinge Road property is now a care home for the elderly.

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.