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The Old Barn Home, West Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset

The Old Barn Home, at West Lulworth, near Wareham, was operated by the Waifs and Strays Society from around 1948, with the property being purchased outright in 1953. It was one of the Society's smallest homes, accommodating just seven children aged from 3 to 14. The girls attended a local village school while the boys travelled to another a few miles away.

The house was extended in 1972, adding a new kitchen, lounge, and a two extra bedrooms so that the older children did not have to share.

The home closed in 1978. The property is now a bed-and-breakfast establishment.


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