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Charlton House Home For Girls, Gloucester

No image of this Home exists in the Children's Society Archive. If you have an image of this home please let us know at hlr@childsoc.org.uk.

Charlton House Home For Girls, Gloucester

Barton Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire

(Around 1906 - 1915)

We do not know much about this home as it was only open for 10 years and it is infrequently mentioned in our archives. The Home was originally established as an independent children's home by Miss Ellice Hopkins, before being transferred to the Society sometime around 1906. At this time, there were only three girls resident in Charlton House.

According to the Society's magazine Our Waifs and Strays the Home was not ideally located. The vacant land opposite was 'being utilised as a rendezvous of travelling circuses, and other popular amusements', which the magazine reported 'militates against the training of the children'. To overcome this problem, the Society decided to build a new house and a building plot was purchased near Gloucester.

Throughout this time, the affairs of the Home were managed by the Honorary Secretary, Mrs Sheppard, the Honorary Assistant Secretary, Miss Foster, and the Honorary Treasurer, Miss Madan. The Home closed in 1915.

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