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Offline ALANF

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607 Romford Rd
« on: 22 May, 2010, 12:47:06 PM »
Does anyone know the name or type of college situated at the above address in Forest Gate in 1901? The Headmaster was Mr Norman Button. It must have been mainly a day school as it only had 4 boarders, male between the ages 13 -17. One of whom was French and another Australian.
I have just discovered a distant cousin was a domestic servant there.
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Re: 607 Romford Rd
« Reply #1 on: 23 May, 2010, 09:12:51 AM »
I've looked in my 1910 directory and can find no mention of the small college you are looking for or the name of button. Number 607 Romford Road is still there, it's just an ordinary house so the college or school must have been one of these small private ones, which some years earlier were referred to as Dame Schools.

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Re: 607 Romford Rd
« Reply #2 on: 23 May, 2010, 09:47:08 AM »
Thanks Kathy
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Re: 607 Romford Rd
« Reply #3 on: 23 May, 2010, 10:52:49 AM »
I think I may have found the answer, bottom of the page .
                       Carol.

ST NICHOLAS’ CATHOLIC INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS, MANOR HOUSE, LITTLE ILFORD, LONDON

Certified 26th March 1868 for 250 boys.  Run by the Sisters of Mercy and lay staff it was the former home of Elizabeth Fry.

The school was originally at Walthamstow where it was certified on 22nd January 1862.

Auxiliary Homes –

164/166 Sherringham Avenue, Manor Park, which was certified on 31st March 1906 for 24 boys and on the 29th September 1908 it was certified for 12 boys.

55 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London which was certified 30th June 1894 for 40 boys.  It closed in 1900

Woodgrove House, 607 Romford Road, Manor Park, London which was certified on 31st March 1906 for 24 boys and re-certified 29th September 1908 for 12 boys.