Bosco House Hostel / Children's Home, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
In 1957, the Rescue and Protection Society of the Catholic Diocese of Leeds opened a small hostel for working boys at Bosco House, 1 Ashwood Villas, Headingley, Leeds. It provided accommodation for boys leaving the Society's own children's home to start work.
In 1960, the hostel was closed and the premises were converted for use as a family group home. It housed up to 12 children aged from 3 to 16 years of age. The running of the home was in the hands of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions.
The home was closed in around 1981 and the property was converted to private residential use.
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- Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds), 11 North Grange Road Headingley, Leeds LS6 2BR.
- The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU. Has Reports of Visits (1957-67).
- Leeds Roman Catholic Diocesan Archives, Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingley Lane, Leeds LS6 2BX. Has Diocesan Rescue and Protection Society Annual Reports (1912 onwards).
- Finnigan, Robert et al, 150th Anniversary History 1863-2013 Catholic Care, Diocese of Leeds (2013, Catholic Care)
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