Ancestry UK

Glandare House, Aberdare, Glamorgan, South Wales

In July 1950, Barnardo opened its Glandare House home in a property on Oxford Street, Aberdare. Original accommodating thirty boys, the home became mixed in 1966.

The home closed in December 1970 with the children being transferred to a new building at Newport which retained the name Glandare House.

The Aberdare home no longer exists and the St John Baptist School now occupies the site.


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  • Barnardo, Syrie Louise, and Marchant, James Memoirs of the Late Dr Barnardo (Hodder & Stoughton, 1907)
  • Batt, J.H. Dr. Barnardo: The Foster-Father of "Nobody's Children" (S.W. Partridge, 1904)
  • Bready, J. Wesley Doctor Barnardo (Allen & Unwin, 1930)
  • Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain's Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
  • Rose, June For the Sake of the Children: Inside Dr. Barnardo's: 120 years of caring for children (Hodder & Stoughton, 1987)
  • Wagner, Gillian Barnardo (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1979)