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Peckham Receiving Home for Boys

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Peckham Receiving Home for Boys

Peckham, London

(1915 - 1925)

The building had operated as Peckham Home for Girls until 1914 when it was closed due to the building's worsening condition and the 'ceaseless traffic' outside. The building reopened as a Receiving Home for Boys in 1915 and accommodated 30 boys aged seven or older. The decision was made as a result of the increasing pressures on existing Receiving Homes particularly in times of sickness and periods of quarantine.

In 1920 an Annual House Party and Reunion was held at the Home. The tea and entertainments were also a celebration to mark the end of the First World War.

The building was sold in 1924, although the Society continued to use it as a Home until July 1925. Residents were transferred to the Stockwell Home For Boys.

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