Hexham Children’s Home

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    Hi, just wondering if anyone can help? I am looking for a children’s home that was in the Hexham area covering the years 1933 -1938 for girls under 5 years of age. Would appreciate any information or ideas where I could look.
    Thanks Carole

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    Mark Benjamin

    Childrenshomes.org.uk list two children’s homes in Hexham, both formerly workhouse homes but by the 1930s taken over by the County Council. One was at Portland Lodge, on the road west from the town centre, the other at Fellside to the south. Mount Royal, on the Allendale Road between Hexham and Lowgate, was a Barnardo’s home but didn’t open until after 1938

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