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Certified Training Home, Ealing, Middlesex

A Certified Training Home for girls was established by Miss Mayo at Ealing in 1884. Its object was 'to give a happy home-life and a thoroughly good training in domestic service to orphans whose parents did not belong to the pauper class, but who would otherwise be brought up in workhouse schools.'

In 1890, the Home occupied premises at 25 Argyle Road, Ealing, and could could accommodate 14 girls, aged from 5 to 10 years at their date of admission. The ten younger girls attended the local parish school; the four elder ones received training for service in the Home, where they were taught to do the housework, washing, cooking, and needlework. Most of the girls were placed by Boards of Guardians at a weekly charge of 5s.


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