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Ian Tetley Memorial School, Hollins Hall, Hampsthwaite, Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire

In 1943, Barnardo's evacuated its Bruce-Porter Hospital Home to a large old house known as Hollins on Lund Lane between Hampsthwaite and Killinghall, near Harrogate.

Hollins Hall evacuation home, Hampsthwaite, c.1943. © Peter Higginbotham

In September 1947, with the return of the Bruce-Porter Home to its original base in Folkestone, Hollins Hall continued in a similar role as a convalescent home under the name of the Ian Tetley Memorial Home. By 1975, the home had its own a heated swimming and hydrotherapy pools.

Ian Tetley Memorial School, Hampsthwaite, 1950s.

The home was closed in 1999. The site has now been redeveloped as a retirement village with all the old buildings demolished.


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  • Barnardo, Syrie Louise, and Marchant, James Memoirs of the Late Dr Barnardo (Hodder & Stoughton, 1907)
  • Batt, J.H. Dr. Barnardo: The Foster-Father of "Nobody's Children" (S.W. Partridge, 1904)
  • Bready, J. Wesley Doctor Barnardo (Allen & Unwin, 1930)
  • Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain's Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
  • Rose, June For the Sake of the Children: Inside Dr. Barnardo's: 120 years of caring for children (Hodder & Stoughton, 1987)
  • Wagner, Gillian Barnardo (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1979)