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Rudolf Memorial Home, Banstead, Surrey

At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, the residents of the Rudolf Memorial Home for Boys at Balham were evacuated by the Waifs and Strays Society to the London County Council Residential School at Banstead in Surrey. The School, which temporarily adopted the name of the Rudolf Memorial Home, was based in the former Kensington & Chelsea School District cottage homes.

The girls from the Rudolf Memorial Home for Girls at Dulwich were also evacuated to the School. In 1941, the boys' and girls' homes were formally amalgamated into a single establishment. In 1943, all the children were moved to the Tilford Convalescent Home at Farnham, Surrey, which then took on the Rudolf Memorial Home name.

The Banstead premises no longer exist.


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