Aston Training Home / Bampton Home for Girls, Aston, Oxfordshire

The Aston Training Home on Bampton Road, Aston, near Bampton in Oxfordshire was founded my Mrs W.H. Clarke in 1888 'for children of the artizan class'. It could accommodate up to 48 girls from the age of 6 upwards. Girls from Aston were received without charge, others paid a weekly fee of five shillings.

The usual destination for the girls was domestic service and they were given training in needlework and laundry work.

In 1920, the home was taken by the Waifs and Strays Society

Bampton Home for Girls, c.1921. © Peter Higginbotham

In 1922, the Society decided that the home was unsatisfactory and it was closed.

In recent times, the property has been used as a children's nursery.

Former Bampton Home for Girls, Aston.

Records

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