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Arnhall, Llandudno, Carnarvonshire, Wales

Arnhall, a Barnardo's home for girls, was opened in September 1949 and 21 Bryn-y-Bia Road, Llandudno. In 1962, following the closure of the Marfords boys' home at Bromborough in Cheshire, its children were transferred to Arnhall, which was now a mixed home.

Arnhall was closed in May 1981. The property then became an old people's home but has now been converted for residential use.

Former Arnhall home, Llandudno, 2012. © Peter Higginbotham


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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)