Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text

Meanwood Home For Girls

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Meanwood Home For Girls

Meanwood, West Riding, Yorkshire

(1884 - 1890)

This home is infrequently mentioned in our archive, and it is only possible to give a brief outline of its history. The Meanwood Home was originally opened in May 1884, and the management was taken over by The Children's Society in 1886.

Meanwood Home for Girls was a small cottage home that could only house 10 girls, aged 3-9. Apart from the youngest, all the girls were educated in the local day and Sunday school. The Honorary Secretary, Miss Barter, looked after the administration and finances of the Home. Around 1890 the Society decided to transfer the Home to Mirfield (near Huddersfield), and it was renamed St Agnes' Home for Girls. It is not known why this occurred, but the new home was much larger and could accommodate many more children.

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