Ancestry UK

Eythorne Home for Boys, Dover, Kent

The Eythorne Home for Boys is believed to have been founded in around 1883 by Mr Thomas Blackman in a house on Liverpool Street, Dover. It was originally employed as a summer holiday home for boys from London and other large cities. The home subsequently moved to the village of Eythorne, five miles to the north-west of Dover.

In 1891, the establishment was taken over as a residential home by the Waifs and Strays Society. The formal opening by the Bishop of Dover took place on June 12th. The home provided accommodation for 12 boys aged from 7 to 12. The matron was Miss Cunningham, sister of the master of the Society's home for boys at Frome.

The Eythorne home closed in 1895.


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