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The Elms Family Home, Curry Rivel

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The Elms Family Home, Curry Rivel

Curry Rivel, Langport, Somerset

(1968 - c1978)

In 1968 The Elms was bought by the Society and underwent various alterations at a cost of £7,000, before formally opening in 1969. The Home housed 14 residents and was opened to replace St Edith's Home, Fareham, Hampshire which closed in the same year. The 'beautiful Victorian' house was set in three and a half acres of grounds which enabled the Home to keep a dog, two cats, a hen and her chicks, as well as one peacock.

In 1978 the Curry Rivel Home reopened as a holiday centre for children under 13 with developmental disabilities.

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