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Florence Anderson House Home / East Court Nursery, Ramsgate, Kent

The Florence Anderson House Home (more usually known as East Court Nursery) was opened by the Waifs and Strays Society in 1953. It was located in East Court, a house on Victoria Parade, Ramsgate, whose purchase had been made possible by money bequeathed for charitable use by local benefactor Florence Anderson. The official opening in 1954 was carried out by the Duchess of Gloucester, with the dedication ceremony being performed by the Bishop of Dover.

The home provided accommodation for 24 children aged from 2 months to 2 years. Its first residents came from the Davidson Nursery at Broadstairs which was being closed.

East Court, Ramsgate, c.2010.

In 1971, the closure of the Ellendeane Home at Bexhill brought 15 older children to East Court, making it one of the Society's growing number of 'all-range' homes.

The home closed in 1982. The property was then occupied by the East Court School for dyslexic boys.


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