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Home for Orphan Boys, Oakamoor, near Cheadle, Staffordshire

The Home for Orphan Boys, at Oakamoor, near Cheadle, Staffordshire, was founded in around 1890 by Miss Isabella C Bolton, the daughter of Alfred S Bolton, a magistrate in the county. The picture below is believed to have been taken outside the home but the identity of the individuals is unknown.

Oakamoor Home (?), Cheadle), 1890s. © Peter Higginbotham

On July 7th, 1891, the Home became Certified School, allowing it to receive boys boarded out by the workhouse authorities.

In about 1895, the Home relocated to Colwyn Bay in North Wales.


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  • None identfied at present — any information welcome.


  • None identified at present.