Fresh Air Home/Huntsbury Home and School

This institution was opened in October 1923, to care for the children of patients in the Coronation Hospital Sanatorium, and to build up their health in an attempt to reduce the spread of tuberculosis. For more information about the Coronation Hospital, and the Fresh Air Home, see Health Records – Patient Information.

A school for these children, the Open-Air School, was opened on the site in August 1926. When the threat of tuberculosis lessened, in the 1950s, the home and school were renamed the Huntsbury Home and School, and cared for children whose families were in crisis until 1971