St Budoc's Home for Boys, Falmouth, Cornwall

St Budoc's Home for Boys was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society home in 1930 in a property known as 'Pencaer' on Melvill (or Melville) Road, Falmouth. It provided accommodation for 30 boys aged from 7 to 14. St Budoc's replaced the Society's Morfa home in Newquay whose lease had expired.

New arrivals being welcomed at St Budoc's Home for Boys, Falmouth, c.1930. © Peter Higginbotham

St Budoc's Home for Boys, Falmouth, c.1930. © Peter Higginbotham

The home was closed in 1967 and the site was then acquired by the local council's children's department who continued to operate it as a children's home. The property is now used as a residential care home for the elderly.

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