Ancestry UK

St Anne's / Quarry Mount, Ormskirk, Lancashire

The St Anne's home was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1941 at Greetby Hill, Ormskirk. The home's first residents came from the Scholfield Home for Girls at Wavertree, who had been temporarily evacuated to Pontesbury, near Shrewsbury.

The home became mixed in 1951. From the 1970s, the home was known as Quarry Mount. In 1973, it adopted the status of an Assisted Community Home, developing links with the local council's children's department. A house-parent during this period, Roy Feather, was later found guilty of the sexual abuse of seven girls at the home.

A modern housing development, which retains the name Quarry Mount, now occupies the site.


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