May Lodge, Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire

May Lodge was opened as a general branch of the National Children's Home (NCH) in 1966 at 25-27 Filey Road, Scarborough. The home, which accommodated twenty-two boys, replaced the NCH's former boys' home at Whitby.

May Lodge, Scarborough, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

The property, still called May Lodge, has now been converted to flats.


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.

  • Action For Children (formerly the National Children's Home) can provide access to care records for people who were adopted through the charity or who resided in one of its homes. Currently this service is only available to the individuals concerned and not to the descendents of deceased former residents.


  • Bradfield, William The Life of the Reverend Thomas Bowman Stephenson (1913, Kelly)
  • Curnock, Nehemiah The Story of the Children's Home (C.H. Kelly, 1901)
  • Horner, Francis Shadow and Sun (Epworth Press, 1920)
  • Philpot, Terry Action For Children (Lion, 1994)
  • Walpole, Cecil F. Golden Links (Epworth Press, 1941)