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Princess Christian's Nursery, Windsor

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Princess Christian's Nursery, Windsor

Windsor, Berkshire

(c1870s - 1942)

The Home for Babies in Windsor was first set up by a Miss Oxley sometime in the 1870s to provide mothers with a safe place to leave their babies whilst they were at work. Princess Christian, daughter of Queen Victoria, visited the Nursery sometime after its establishment and was so impressed she gave Miss Oxley a larger house in King's Road, Windsor, as well as funding to train nursery nurses. From this point onwards the Home was known as Princess Christian's Nursery. The Home moved once more to an even larger premises on Clewer Hill, Windsor, where it remained until the outbreak of the Second World War.

By 1942 it had become difficult to find enough money to keep the Nursery running. As a result, the Society undertook responsibility for its upkeep and it was known as HRH Princess Christian's Training College and Infant Nursery.

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