Ancestry UK

Green Acre Remand/Probation/Training/Community Home, Rochester, Kent, Kent

In around 1945, a Probation Home for Girls was established by the Salvation Army in a property known as Green Acres (or Greenacres), 114 Borstal Road, Rochester.

The premises were subsequently referred to as a Training Home and then used as a Remand Home, accommodating up to 12 girls. From 1973, it operated as a council-run Community Home with Eduation.

The building no longer exists and modern housing covers the site.


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  • Booth, William In Darkest England, and the Way Out (1890, London: International Headquarters of the Salvation Army)
  • Sandall, Robert The History of the Salvation Army (1955, London: Nelson)