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

Home of The Good Shepherd For Girls, Stockport

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Home of The Good Shepherd For Girls, Stockport

St Thomas Place, Stockport, Cheshire

(1894 - 1898)

This home is somewhat overshadowed in our records by the larger Girls' Home in nearby Audenshaw, and it is only possible to sketch a brief history. The Home of the Good Shepherd was originally established in around 1891 by Revd Arthur Symonds, as an industrial school for training girls in laundry and housework. Although there had been an industrial school in the area for some time, Mr Symonds believed that it did not provide the children with sufficient religious education. The new Home was run independently for several years, before being transferred to the Waifs and Strays' Society in 1894.

The Home proved too expensive to run, and the children were transferred to better accommodation in New Brighton, in 1898.

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