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Eaton Hill Home, Little Eaton

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Eaton Hill Home, Little Eaton

Little Eaton, Derby

(1944 - c1982)

Plans for the Home were first proposed in 1899 but were not realised until 1944 when a house was given to the Society along with £100 for the provision and upkeep of a nursery. The Home was situated on a hill and surrounded by gardens.

The Home was opened and dedicated in July 1945 by the Bishop of Derby and Lady Inglefield. The nursery was run along 'family lines', emphasis being put on the fact that all residents were dressed individually. Nursing staff ran the Home for infants up to two years old and were specially trained in 'child welfare'.

In 1981 three local young people raised enough money through carol singing to pay for each of the eight residents at Eaton Hill to be given a wrist watch.

It is likely the Home closed in c1982 as no additional information is available after this date.

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