Merry Christmas from The Children’s Society Records and Archives Centre

It’s been a successful year here are Records and Archives Centre, with the Including the Excluded project completed and the cataloguing of even more of our collections well underway. Time, I think, for a well-deserved celebration.

Christmas time (complete with Christmas tree and Father Christmas) at St Nicholas' Home, Byfleet, 1907

Christmas has always been a special time for The Children’s Society. In the children’s residential homes, staff would work hard to ensure that the children they looked after were able to fully enjoy and celebrate the season, as is evidenced by the decorations and the visit from Father Christmas in the above photo from St Nicholas’ Home in Byfleet.

For more Christmas-themed images from our archive, please visit The Children’s Society’s main blog where our Records, Archive and Data Protection Manager, Ian Wakeling, has shared a great selection.

From everyone here at The Children’s Society Records and Archives Centre, I’d like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from The Children’s Society Records and Archives Centre

  1. I was raised at St. Agatha’s children’s home from about 1954 until 1966.
    I would like to state that from the time I arrived there, there were both boys and girls in residence.
    We had 11 boys, 11 girls and 4 Staff. Mr. and Mrs. Linton who had 3 children living with us, and 2 female staff who changed through the years.
    We went out to school and mixed with the rest of the kids from Princes Risborough.

    • Dear Janice,

      Thanks for the information. It’s really useful to have.


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