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St Anne's Home, Leamington Spa

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St Anne's Home, Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

(1923 - 1970s)

The new Home to replace the earlier Leamington premises was opened in 1923 and dedicated by the Archdeacon of Warwick.

In 1945 the Home ran a Guardianship Scheme whereby local people would befriend a child, sending them letters and visiting occasionally. The Home could accommodate up to 30 girls of school age and in 1947 the Home became a mixed unit and began to take both boys and girls.

The residents travelled to Burnham-on-Sea for their annual holiday in 1965, as they had done for past 12 years, and in order to make sure that each child was suitably provided for, staff of the Home took a total of 72 pairs of jeans, 86 t-shirts and 48 pairs of socks.

The Home closed in the 1970s.

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