Hillingdon Heath Home for Girls, Uxbridge, Middlesex

The Hillingdon Heath Home for Girls was a small 'cottage home' operated by the Waifs and Strays Society from about 1886 to 1898. It is thought to have been located in a property known as Hayes House, at the north side of the London (now Uxbridge) Road, Hillingdon Heath, near Uxbridge, just a few hundred yards from the Firs Home for Girls. The home could accommodate up to 20 girls up to the age of 8, at which age they would either be fostered or transferred to other Society homes.

The home was closed in 1898. The building no longer exists.

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.