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Fron Home For Boys, Bodorgan

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Fron Home For Boys, Bodorgan

Bodorgan, Anglesey

(1905 - 1918)

Fron Home was originally an independent children's home run by the local people of Bodorgan, Anglesey. In 1905 it was brought under the banner of the Waifs and Strays' Society as 'a tiny but healthy and growing offshoot of the ever-spreading tree.' As one of the Society's smaller offshoots it housed only eight boys, all aged 4-10.

Despite its size, Fron Home enjoyed a busy social calendar. A garden fête was organised in 1907, in the grounds of Trefeilir - the home of Major Bodychan Sparrow. There was great local interest in the fête, and 'most of the Anglesey homes were represented.' Local people also expressed their support for Fron Home at various Pound Days. Generous donations were always received, allowing the Home to give 'treats and comforts' to its children. Such contributions, as well as other affairs, were handled by the Honorary Secretary of the Home, Miss Adeane.

In 1918 the boys were moved to a new and larger home at Betws Garmon, near Caernarfon.

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