St Barnabas' Home For Girls, Tarporley, Cheshire

From 1939 to 1945, the girls from the St Barnabas' Home For Girls at New Brighton, run by the Waifs and Strays Society, were evacuated to Tarporley.

In fact, two properties were used for the purpose: Arderne Hall, a large mansion to the east of the village, and the small Portal Lodge, on Forest Road. Both were owned by the Baillie-Hamilton family.

In 1945, the girls moved to the Society's St Monica's Home at Ashbourne in Derbyshire.

Arderne Hall was demolished in 1958.

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.