The Nest, Upper Clapton, London
In 1895, the Salvation Army established a home for girls known as The Nest, at 10 Springfield, Upper Clapton. The home could accommodate 50 girls, under the age of 12. The Nest took on the special role of providing care for girls who had been sexually abused.
The Home closed in the 1930s and part of the Lea View housing development now covers the site.
Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.
- The Salvation Army International Heritage Centre, William Booth College, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8BQ. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Has a research service, with initial enquiries answered free, more detailed follow-up research charged at £20 per hour. There is also an online catalogue of the Centre's holdings.
- Booth, William In Darkest England, and the Way Out (1890, London: International Headquarters of the Salvation Army)
- Sandall, Robert The History of the Salvation Army (1955, London: Nelson)
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