Ancestry UK

St Aidan's Home for Boys, St John Lee / Fallowfield, Northumberland

In 1940, the Waifs and Strays Society evacuated the residents of its St Aidan's Home for Boys at Tynemouth to the Rectory of St John Lee Church, near Acomb. Nine months later, a further move of around two miles was made to a farm known as Fallowfield near Wall, where the home remained until the end of the war in 1945.

Fallowfield was a rather remote spot. Hexham, the nearest town of any size, was a three-mile walk away. The house did, however, have two large fields for playing games such as football or cricket, and plenty of opportunity for sledging in the winter.

In 1945, St Aidan's returned to Tynemouth.


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