Ancestry UK

Dover Home for Boys, Dover, Kent

The Dover Home for Boys is believed to have been founded in around 1883 by Mr Thomas Blackman at 27 Pencester Road, Dover. It was originally used as summer holiday home for children from London and other large cities.

In around 1894, the establishment was taken over as a residential home by the Waifs and Strays Society and provided accommodation for 14 boys aged from 7 to 12.

The home closed in 1905 and the children were transferred to the new St George's Home for Boys at Tunbridge Wells.

The Pencester Road property no longer survives.


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