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Case 342

Case number: 342
Application year: 1884




Year of birth: 1871
Home: Ashurst Home For Girls


M's father was dead and she lived with her mother who was a charwoman. In July 1884 she was brought before the Greenwich Police Court charged with being in danger of prostitution. She was ordered to be detained in Ashurst Industrial School, Kent until she reached the age of 16. In April 1886 she went into service with the Rector of Ashurst.

Keywords: Industrial schools; Prostitution

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society July 1884
2. Order sending child to Industrial School July 1884
3. Note of proceedings and verdict July 1884

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