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Galloway Home For Girls, Bowdon, Cheshire

At the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, the children from the Galloway Home for Girls, run by the Waifs and Strays Society, were evacuated to a property at Bowdon, in Cheshire.

The following year, after Bowdon had been judged to lack adequate air-raid defences, the girls returned to Whalley Range.

The identity of the Bowdon home has not been identified. However, in 1946, the Society purchased a property in Bowdon known as Ingledene as a residential nursery home. Whether Ingledene might also have been the 1939 evacuation home is not known.


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