St Cecilia's Home for Girls, Surbiton, Surrey

St Cecilia's Home for Girls was opened in 1917 by Waifs and Strays Society at 11 Cadogan Road, Surbiton. The property had previously house the St martin's Home for Crippled Boys. It its new role, it could accommodate up to 28 girls aged from 7 to 14, most of whom were children whose fathers had died or had been left disabled during the First World War.

St Cecilia's Home for Girls, Surbiton, date unknown. © Peter Higginbotham

Darning stockings in the garden at St Cecilia's Home for Girls, Surbiton, c.1922. © Peter Higginbotham

Children and staff at St Cecilia's Home for Girls, Surbiton, c.1927. © Peter Higginbotham

The home closed in 1933. The premises are now in private residential use.

Records

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