Ancestry UK

Handsworth / Beatrix Nursery, Birmingham, Warwickshire

The Handsworth Nursery was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1945 at 111 Church Hill Road, Handsworth, Birmingham. Up until the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, the building had housed the Society's Calthorpe/Handsworth Home for Girls. In its new guise, the home provided residential care for babies and toddlers.

In 1964, the home was revamped as the Beatrix Nursery and Nurses' Home, taking its name from the recently closed Beatrix Nursery at East Knoyle. A day nursery was opened at the premises in 1972, with the residential nursery closing a few years later.

The building no longer exists.


Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.