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St Faith's Home For Girls, Moulsoe

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.

St Faith's Home For Girls, Moulsoe

Moulsoe, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire

(1892 - 1898)

We believe St Faith's Home for Girls opened in 1892 and was in operation for six years, finally closing around 1899. We do not know much about this home as it is infrequently mentioned in our records. One of the Home's rare mentions is an advert in the Society's supporter magazine Our Waifs and Strays asking for a 'working Matron' needed immediately, for a 'village home of nine respectable orphan girls'. The girls were aged7-12, and we also know that St Faith's Honorary Secretary was a lady called Miss Nixon.

St Faith's was Certified under the Local Government Board. This meant that the courts could send children to the Home if they felt that the child was at risk, and not being properly cared for.

St Faith's was located in Moulsoe, which was a very small village at the end of the 19th Century. It has since seen the growth of a very new and large neighbour - the 'new city' of Milton Keynes.

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