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Brighton Home for Little Boys, Brighton, Sussex

The Brighton Home for Little Boys was established in 1862. By the 1920s, the Home had premises at 'Loxdale', Locks Hill, Upper Portslade, Brighton, and was run by the Children's Aid Society. It could accommodate up to 30 'orphan and necessitous' boys, aged 5 to 8 years at their time of admission.

Brighton Home for Little Boys, Brighton, c.1930s. © Peter Higginbotham

In the 1960s, the property was being used as a girls' hostel by Lewisham Borough Council. Since 1979, it has been occupied by a centre for the teaching of English.


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  • The Children's Aid Society: its work and its aims. (1938)
  • None noted at present.