MABYS Association Home, Battersea, London
In 1914, the Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants (MABYS) opened a 'lodging home for girls out of place' at 147-149 Battersea Rise, Battersea, London SW11. The property could accommodate up to 24 girls, aged 14 to 20, who were 'of respectable character in or needing employment.'
The Home was still in operation in 1939, now occupying only 147 Battersea Rise.
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- Fairly few records relating to MABYS appear to survive. Try using the National Archives Discovery system to search for either "Metropolitan Association For Befriending Young Servants" or "MABYS Association".
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
- None identified at present.
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