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Fairfield Home for Babies, Bath

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Fairfield Home for Babies, Bath

Bath, Somerset

(1943 - 1946)

Residents were evacuated to Fairfield House in Bath, from Seagry Manor, Chippenham in 1943. The Home was given to the Society during the Second World War by Haile Selassie, the Emperor of Abyssinia who owned and occupied the Home during his exile from Ethiopia following the invasion by Italy. A condition of the occupation was that the Emperor's study remain the same. The Home's Matron used the study as her sitting-room leaving the room's desk and other furniture in their original state.

In 1944 Fairfield Home accommodated 35 infants between the ages of two weeks and two years.

After the war in 1946 residents moved to Saville House Nursery, Bath.

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