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

Case 9569

Case number: 9569
Application year: 1902




Year of birth: 1890
Home: St Andrew's Home For Boys, Matlock


W. was illegitimate. The whereabouts of his father were unknown. He had been in the Carnarvon Workhouse for 10 years. He was admitted to St Andrew's Home, Matlock in April 1903. In February 1905 he was transferred to Pimlico House Boy Brigade and in April 1910 he was placed in service at the Calanda Club for Ladies, St George's Square, London SW. He was not suitable for the work as he was somewhat deaf so he moved on to the National Liberal Club in Whitehall where he was engaged as Plate Cleaner.

Keywords: Abandonment; Disability; Illegitimacy; Workhouses

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 10 December 1902
2. Copy letter from E. de M. Rudolf 22 April 1910
3. Letter from J. Kirby, Manager of Pimlico House Boy Brigade 26 April 1910

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