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Twizzletig Nursery, Hindhead, Surrey

The Twizzletig residential nursery was opened in 1946 by the Children's Society (formerly the Waifs and Strays Society) on Tilford Road, Hindhead, in Surrey. Twizzletig was the original name of the property, which previously been houses a nursery during the Second World War.

The nursery housed children awaiting adoption. If this had not happened by the time they were four, they were transferred to one of the Society's other homes. The establishment was also used for the training of nursery nurses.

Twizzletig's out of the way location caused some staffing problems so in 1962 a staff house was erected in the nursery grounds.

The home closed in 1973 but continued in use as a staff training unit until 1975. The premises were then converted for use as a family support centre.

The property is now in private residential use.


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