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St Mary's Home for Girls, Frant, near Tunbridge Wells, Sussex

St Mary's Home for Girls was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1939 at Shernfold Park, Frant, near Tunbridge Wells. The property, which was made available to the Society by its owner, Commander Williams, was used for the wartime evacuation of St Mary's Home, Cheam.

Former St Mary's Home for Girls, Frant, c.2012.

In 1944, the threat from V2 flying bombs to a further brief re-evacuation to Great Maplestead, after which the girls returned to Frant. After the war, the girls were dispersed to other homes.


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