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Fieldhead Nursery, Battyeford, near Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire

The Fieldhead Nursery was established by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1940 at Kitson Hill Road, Battyeford, near Mirfield. Some of the first residents were children transferred from the St Agnes' Home at Mirfield.

The new home's official opening was performed by the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rev. Walsham How, on June 8th, 1940. A few weeks later, Fieldhead received a visit from the Princess Royal, Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, when the home contained 36 war-orphaned children.

Former Fieldhead Nursery, Battyeford, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

Former Fieldhead Nursery, Battyeford, 2013. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in 1971. The property is now a residential care home.


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