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Fairby Grange Reformatory for Girls, Fawkham, Kent

The Fairby Grange Reformatory School for Girls received its official certification on November 8, 1921. It was based in premises at Ash Road, Fawkham, and could accommodate 20 girls.

The School was established by the Fellowship of Reconciliation and, according to its warden, Miss Grace Costin, Fairby Grange was a new experiment in penal reform. The School endeavoured to create a family spirit, giving the girls trust and responsibility.

Evidently, the experiment was judged not to be successful and the School closed in July, 1922.

The premises subsequently became the Bermondsey Municipal Convalescent Home for Mothers and Babies. The site now occupied by the Fairby Grange Residential Home.


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