St Margaret's Home, Weston super Mare, Somerset
St Margaret's Home for girls was established in 1928 at 6 Queen's Road, Weston super Mare, Somerset. It was originally run by the Anglican organisation Holy Family Homes. In 1930, St Margaret's could could accommodate 15 girls, aged at least 5 years at their date of admission.
In the 1950s, the running of the Home was taken over by by the Community of the Sisters of the Church, an Anglican sisterhood of nuns sometimes referred to as the Kilburn Order, in conjunction with the Church Extension Association, who operated a number of other institutions.
St Margaret's had closed by 1963. The property is now in private residential use.
Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.
- Community of the Sisters of the Church holds records for homes run by the Order. Enquiries should be directed to: Community Archivist, St Michael's Convent, Vicarage Way, Gerrards Cross, Bucks SL9 8 AT. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: no records are held for individual convalescent children for either St Mary's Convalescent Home, Thanet, Kent, or the Abraham Ormerod Convalescent Home, Lytham St Anne's.)
- Anonymous, A Valiant Victorian: The Life and Times of Mother Emily Ayckbowm 1830-1900 of the Community of the Sisters of the Church (1964, A. R. Mowbray & Co. Ltd., London)
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