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The Children's Home of the Good Sheperd, Leytonsto

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Colin Report 4 Jan 2013 18:30

I've been having a look at the National Archives site and the admission records appear to remain closed till 2023. Did you ever get any info ?



Julie Report 19 Aug 2009 12:50

Hi everyone
thanks for the help and sorry for delay in replying but i've been very busy since posting and this is the first chance i got to check.

i found my great grandmother on the 1891 census in the Home of the good shepherd, leytonstone and was hoping to find her admission record. I'm going to try and get my sister on to it as she lives down that way and could pop into the record office for me.

Thanks again for all your help everyone

Helen in Bucks

Helen in Bucks Report 19 Aug 2009 07:35

have just PMd Julie to make sure she is aware of the replies on the thread

Helen in Bucks

Helen in Bucks Report 17 Aug 2009 19:13

The National Archives Access to Archives page A2A shows where a lot of archives are kept:

I've just had a search for you:

St John Baptist Mission Home and St Ann's Mission School, Soho (later the Pastures Training Home and the Home of the Good Shepherd, Leytonstone, Essex) [no ref.] 1865-1942

These documents are held at Berkshire Record Office

Minutes [no ref.] 1885-1940

Annual reports [no ref.] 1889-1941

Accounts [no ref.] 1919-1931

Property [no ref.] 1901

Admission records [no ref.] 1889-1942

St Ann's Mission School, Soho [no ref.] 1865-1871

Miscellaneous [no ref.] 1886

This is the info on the Berkshire record office:

Berkshire Record Office
Archon Code : 5

Contact Details
9 Coley Avenue

Tel: 0118 901 5132
Fax: 0118 901 5131
Online map: streetmap
County Archivist : Dr Peter Durrant
Access information
Open : Tues-Wed 9-5; Thurs 9-9; Fri 9-4.30
Closed : Annually for stocktaking during the first two weeks in November
Book in advance
Readers ticket required
Member of CARN scheme
Wheelchair access
Research service

Mick in the Sticks

Mick in the Sticks Report 17 Aug 2009 16:19

Try calling either Essex Records Office 01245 244644


London Metropolitan Archives 020 73323820 or 020 7606 3030

Dependent of the relevant time period, either one of these record offices could have the information if it was stored. They should at least be able to help you with advice as to where the records may be.



Supergran Report 17 Aug 2009 16:14

I have just been looking at a site called Hidden Lives Revealed that is all about childrens homes- really interesting


Julie Report 17 Aug 2009 15:34

Does anybody know where I could find the records for this industrial home in Essex??