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Elms Family Home, Curry Rivel, Langport, Somerset

The Elms Family Home was opened by the Children's Society (formerly the Waifs and Strays Society) in 1969 at Curry Rivel, near Langport, Somerset. It replaced the St Edith's Home at Fareham.

The Elms, a large Victorian house in more than three acres of grounds, provided accommodation for up to 14 children, together with a dog, two cats, a hen and her chicks, and a peacock.

The home was closed in 1978, then re-opened as a holiday centre for children up to the age of 12 with developmental disabilities.


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