St Faith's Home for Deaf and Dumb Girls, Clapham, London
St Faith's Home for Deaf and Dumb Girls was established in 1905 at 35 Cedars Road, Clapham, London SW4. The superintendent was Miss Lougee. A report of a meeting of the home's management committee in November of that year recorded:
In the 1920s, the home was relocated (or renumbered) to 5 Cedars Road, and by 1936 to 8 Cedars Road. The home finally closed in 1958
It should be noted that of "St Faith's Homes" operated at around the same period as the one on Cedars Road: 2 Myddleton Square, London EC1, was a mother and baby home from about 1935 to 1960, and 202 West Hill, Putney, accommodated the elderly deaf and dumb from around 1960.
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- None identfied at present — any information welcome.
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
- Pritchard, D.G., Education and the Handicapped 1760-1960 (1963, Routledge & Kegan Paul)
- Watson, J, Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb (1809)
- Watson, Thomas J., A History of Deaf Education in Scotland 1760-1939 (Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Edinburgh, 1949)
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