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St Christopher's Home for Girls, Altrincham, Cheshire

The St Christopher's Home for Girls, run by the Waifs and Strays Society home, was opened by the Bishop of Chester on October 21st, 1911. Its premises at 28 Stockport Road, Altrincham, could accommodate 20 girls aged from 7 to 16.

St Christopher's Home, Altrincham, 1911. © Peter Higginbotham

Girls and staff from St Christopher's on holiday, c.1920. © Peter Higginbotham

The home became mixed after the Second World War. In 1974, with a large new road being built close by, St Christopher's was closed and the children transferred to the Society's Ingledene home at Bowdon.

The Altrincham property no longer survives and modern housing now occupies the site.


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