Wedmore, Remenham Hill, Berkshire
During the Second World War, the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association (SSAFA), founded in 1885 to support British servicemen and ex-servicemen, opened a number of short-stay children's homes. The first of these, at Heswall, was set up in the wake of the heavy bombing of Liverpool in 1941.
The work continued after the war, and the Association opened a short-stay home for children in a large house known as Wedmore, at Remenham Hill, Berkshire, not far from Henley-on-Thames.
The Home is thought to have closed in the 1950s. The property is believed to now be known as Craigmore House.
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- SSAFA, 4 St Dunstan's Hill, London EC3R 8AD. It is understood that no records survive relating to individuals who stayed at the home.
- Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain s Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
- None identified at present.
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