Ashfield House Nursery, Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire

In about 1945, a nursery was opened by the National Children's Home (NCH) at Ashfield House on Yew Tree Road, Harrogate.

Ashfield House National Children's Home, Harrogate, 1940s.

Ashfield House National Children's Home, Harrogate, 1940s.

Ashfield House National Children's Home, Harrogate, 1940s.

Ashfield House National Children's Home, Harrogate, 1940s.

Ashfield House National Children's Home, Harrogate, 1940s.

Staff and children from Ashfield House National Children's Home, Harrogate, 1940s.

Ashfield House National Children's Home Christmas celebrations, Harrogate, 1940s.

The nursery closed in around 1952, and its role taken on by another NCH nursery located nearby at Barton House.

Ashfield House no longer exists and Yew Tree Gardens now covers the site.

Records

Note: many repositories impose a closure period of up to 100 years for records identifying individuals. Before travelling a long distance, always check that the records you want to consult will be available.

  • Action For Children (formerly the National Children's Home). Can provide access to their own records for individuals who were adopted through the charity or who resided in one of its homes. Help also for those searching for family history information.

Bibliography

  • Bradfield, William The Life of the Reverend Thomas Bowman Stephenson (1913, Kelly)
  • Curnock, Nehemiah The Story of the Children's Home (C.H. Kelly, 1901)
  • Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
  • Horner, Francis Shadow and Sun (Epworth Press, 1920)
  • Howard, Philip J Philip: a Strange Child (Dalkeith Publishing, 2007)
  • Philpot, Terry Action For Children (Lion, 1994)
  • Walpole, Cecil F. Golden Links (Epworth Press, 1941)

Films

Acknowledgment

  • Many thanks to Diana Nottage for the photos.