Blunham Babies' Home, near Sandy, Bedfordshire
The Blunham Babies' Home was opened by the Children's Aid Society in around 1923 at The Cottage, 81 High Street, Blunham, Sandy, Bedfordshire. It could accommodate 20 children, aged from 2 to 3 years.
The Home had previously been based at Battersea Rise in south-west London. Its then superintendent, Miss E. Tatchell, remained in charge after the move to Blunham. In 1933, the Home moved to new premises at Upper Tulse Hill, Lambeth.
The Cottage at Blunham is now a private residence.
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- The records of the Children's Aid Society were inherited by Barnardos. Barnardo's 'Making Connections' and Family History Services — for enquiries relating the records of children formerly in the care of Barnardo's and those of other organisations absorbed by them.
- The Children's Aid Society: its work and its aims. (1938)
- None noted at present.
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