Ancestry UK

Redholme, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland

A Barnardo's evacuation home for boys was opened in 1944 in a house known as Redholme (or Redholm) on Greenheads Road, North Berwick. A neigbouring property, Glasclune, was a Barnardo's home for girls.

Redholme, North Berwick, date unknown.

In around 1955, Redholme was closed and the boys moved to Glasclune which then became a mixed home.

The property has now been converted to a number of private residences.


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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)