St Albans Boys Home

St Albans Boys Home

Section Street

Mayfield, Newcastle

NSW

Australia

Provider: Church of England

Year Opened: 1920

Year Closed: 1980

 

For further information about this Home, please refer to:  For the Record.

Originally build on a 5 acre block by Charles Uphold, owner of the Soap and Candle Factory which opened in Mayfield from 1886 east of Ingall St.  The estate was sold to William Arnott in 1888 and named Arnott Holme.  The Arnotts remained here until 1898.  The bakery was in Hunter St, while members of the family resided here in Mayfield.  The house was then sold to Isaac Winn, who renamed it Winn Court.  Many social functions, including fetes and Bible classes, were held in the home and grounds.

Morpeth 1920 – 1942, then Murrurundi from 1942 to 1952 then it moved to Mayfield property where Girls’ Home previously located; 1964 relocated to Aberdare, nr. Cessnock, till 1980; run by Sisters of Community of the Holy Name, then the Church Army until 1948 and then by the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle.

Information provided by the University of Newcastle.

 

News Articles Relating To This Home:

Move for Mayfield Boys Home – Newcastle Morning Herald Ánd Miners Advocate –  2nd December 1948

Anglicans Open Home For Boys At Mayfield – The Newcastle Sun – 4th May 1953

 

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