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Flynn House Home, Wakefield

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Flynn House Home, Wakefield

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

(1940 - 1971)

The Home had previously been run by the Local Authority but was bought by the Society in 1968 to replace Bede Home in Wakefield. Flynn House was named after the houseparents of St Bede's, who worked there for 20 years. When it first opened the Home took residents from St Christopher's Home for Boys, Hunstanton, Norfolk.

In 1974 the Nursery also had its own Day Care Unit and two years later residents and the residential social workers were transferred to West Garth, York which had been refurbished as a family group home for 18 children. Flynn House Home was closed and the building sold in 1978.

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