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Case 3329

Case number: 3329
Application year: 1892




Year of birth: 1885
Home: Foster Care


In 1892 M., aged 7, appeared before the Stockport Court for stealing a horse and other items. M's father had quite a good income as a milk dealer, but he was a gambler and his wife was an alcoholic. The children were not looked after well. M. was committed under the Industrial Schools Act to the Regent's Park Boys Home in London until he was 16. This home was not run by the Society.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse; Crime; Industrial schools; Neglect; School

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 13 October 1892

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