Holmleigh Workhouse

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Nostalgic story - Holmleigh Workhouse
'Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye'

The memories of a young lady who worked in the Holmleigh Children's Home when conditions were dire and austere

Holmleigh_Story_Mavis_Atkin.pdf - click to download (.pdf - 29KB)

The Workhouse

In the 1930s the former Union Workhouse was converted into a children's home and renamed Holmleigh.

A number of "cottage homes" were erected to the south of the original building - each cottage held 20 children.

Holmleigh was closed in 1968.