Dacre House Home for Boys, Wetley Rocks, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

The Dacre House Home for Boys was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1941 at Westwood Manor, Wetley Rocks, near Stoke-on-Trent. It was the second wartime evacuation home for boys from the Dacre Home at Rock Ferry, who since 1939 had been staying at the Dacre Home near Abergele.

The home closed in 1946. Westwood Manor is now occupied by the Cicely Haughton School for children with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties.

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.