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Carlisle Refuge Shelter, Carlisle, Cumberland

By 1904, the Diocese of Carlisle had set up a small home variously known as the Carlisle Refuge Shelter, or the Rescue Home for Fallen Women and Girls, at 25 Myddleton Street, Carlisle. It provided short term accommodation for young girls 'exposed to temptation', until the best way of dealing with them had been determined. The shelter supplemented the diocese's other establishments in the city — the St Mary's Home for Penitents and the Training Home on Abbey Street.

The shelter closed in the 1920s.


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