Ancestry UK

St Edith's Home for Girls, Exeter, Devon

The St Edith's Home for Girls in Exeter was opened in 1939 by the Waifs and Strays Society as an evacuation home for thirty girls, aged 5 to 16, from the St Edith's Home at Fareham. The Exeter home, located at 3 Pennsylvania Crescent, was only used until 1942 when damage from bombing led to its relocation to new premises at Barton Pines, Blagdon, near Paignton. A further move was later made to Sampford Peverell where the girls remained until 1946.


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