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St Anne's Laundry Home, Folkestone, Kent

St Anne's Laundry Home was established in 1903 at Dover Road, Folkestone. It accommodated up to 22 girls, aged from 14 to 20 years. The Home trained 'rough and troublesome girls' in laundry work and for domestic service.

On 3rd July, 1937, the Home was certified as an Approved School

The Home's certificate was withdrawn on 31st March, 1948.

The buildings no longer survives.


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  • None identfied at present — any information welcome.


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  • Millham, S, Bullock, R, and Cherrett, P After Grace — Teeth: a comparative study of the residential experience of boys in Approved Schools (1975, Chaucer Publishing)