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St Olave's Home for Girls, Exeter, Devon

St Olave's Home for Girls was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1894 in a house at 32 Bartholomew Street East, Exeter, with the official opening by Lady Northcote and dedication by the Bishop of Peterborough taking place on October 11th. The home provided accommodation for 20 girls aged from 8 to 14.

In November 1902, the home moved to larger premises at Polsloe Road, Exeter, and was then renamed the St Lawrence's Home.

After the Bartholomew Street Home was vacated by the Waifs and Strays Society, the property was taken over by the Exeter branch of the Ladies' Association for the Care of Friendless Girls as new premises for their Magdalen Home.


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