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St Mark's Home For Girls, Caernarfon

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St Mark's Home For Girls, Caernarfon

South Road, Caernarfon, Caernarvonshire

(1893 - 1924)

There is very little information about St Mark's Home for Girls because it is rarely mentioned in our records. We do know that the Home was transferred to the Society in 1893 along with St Mark's Nursery Home for Girls in nearby Tregarth, and it could house 16 to 20 girls who were aged 6-14. The two homes ran in tandem, with the Caernarfon Home also taking girls from the Nursery Home when they reached 11 years of age. The girls would be trained in laundry, housework and cooking - which would help ensure that they could have careers in domestic service when they left the Home.

It is understood that the first Honorary Secretary was Revd R Lloyd Roberts in 1907. Revd Richard Hughes soon replaced him in 1909. In 1915 the Home experienced two staff changes when Revd TA Morgan-Jones became Honorary Secretary and a newly appointed Matron started. In 1922 Miss Spain was appointed Honorary Secretary. She replaced Miss MacRae who stayed for a short time at the beginning of 1922.

The Home closed in 1924.

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