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Peckham Home for Girls

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Peckham Home for Girls

Peckham, London

(1897 - 1914)

The Peckham Home was transferred to the Society in 1896 as a Home for 50 girls aged 6-16.

The address of this Home was originally High Street, Peckham. As shops and businesses grew, access to the Home became limited and from around 1912 Rosewell Avenue was the only way to gain access to the Home.

In 1913 a new location for the Peckham Home was needed because of the building's worsening condition and the 'ceaseless traffic' outside. In 1914 residents moved to St Mary's Home for Girls, Cheam.

The building subsequently reopened as the Peckham Receiving Home for Boys in 1915.

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