Ancestry UK

Receiving Home for Boys, Peckham, London

The Peckham Receiving Home for Boys was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1915 at Rosewell Avenue, Peckham. The property had previously been occupied by the Society's Peckham Home for Girls.

The home could accommodate up to 30 boys aged seven or over. It acted both as receiving home for older children coming into the Society's care and as a relief home for other receiving homes, especially during outbreaks of sickness.

The home closed in July 1925 and the boys were transferred to the Stockwell Receiving Home for Boys.

The Peckham property no longer exists.


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