St Saviour's Home for Girls, Ware, Hertfordshire

The St Saviour's Home for Girls, at Youngsbury, near Ware, was established by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1940 for the wartime evacuation of the St Saviour's Home for Girls at Harrow. The Harrow home had previously been evacuated to the Weedon in Northamptonshire. The Ware establishment appears to have also accommodated boys.

The home is assumed to have closed in 1945 when the Harrow home re-opened.

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.