Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text

First floor - Dormitories

Click on the floor plan to move around the home.

Dormitory, St Mary's Home, Cheam

About this imageLink opens in a new window

The children slept in dormitory bedrooms. Some of these were quite large and may have had 20 beds or more.

They had to keep the rooms tidy and the rooms were inspected by staff.

The children were supposed to keep quite after lights-out but sometimes they would quitely tell stories to each other.

First floor plan

Ground floor plan of virtual children's homeSick roomMatron's roomDormitoriesGo downstairs to ground floorSchool roomBathroomChapel

Related documents

The Children's Society UNESCO logo Big
           Lottery Fund logo Wellcome Trust