Beckett Nursery, Meanwood, near Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
The Beckett Nursery was opened by Leeds Council in December, 1951, as part of its enlarged role in the care of children following the 1948 Children Act.
The property, located on Greenwood Mount, Meanwood, near Leeds had previously housed the Beckett Home for Babies, run by the Waifs and Strays Society. After the building's refurbishment by the Leeds Council, the nursery could accommodate 30 children under the age of five.
The property has now been converted to private residential use.
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- The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Has reports of visits (1963-70).
- 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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