Alexandra Home for Girls, Kilburn, London

In 1906, the Alexandra Home for Girls, at 176 Alexandra Road, Kilburn, was taken over by the Waifs and Strays Society. The home, originally known as the Orphanage of Mercy, had been founded in 1875 by the Church Extension Association, an Anglican order.

Moving from Kilburn to Loughton, 1908. © Peter Higginbotham

Due its cramped conditions and proximity to a railway line, the home closed in 1908 and relocated to a new property at Loughton in Essex.

The Kilburn property, later renamed/renumbered as 19 Langtry Road, no longer survives.

Records

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