Cholwell House Home for Babies, Temple Cloud, Somerset

The Cholwell House Home for Babies was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1941 at Upper Bristol Road, Temple Cloud, Somerset. It was used as a wartime evacuation home for children from the Wick House Nursery at Brislington.

The home was closed in 1945 and the children briefly transferred to the Wick House Nursery at Weston Super Mare, before returning to Brislington in 946.

The property was later used as local council offices. In more recent times, a nursing home occupied the premises.

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.