The Hostel was Home Office approved and therefore received Home Office funding. This has resulted in a large amount of records relating to Windyridge's finances (ACC/1926/F/29-57). The accounts are also arranged half-yearly as they had to be audited every six months.
In 1938 Mrs Atterton gave her house, Windyridge, near Thorrington, Essex, to the Whitechapel Mission in memory of her husband, who had been impressed with the work of the WLI. The Mission decided to use the house as a probation hostel. Some of the residents worked on the farm attached to the house, while those who had been there longer and had become more settled got jobs locally, but continued to live at the Hostel. In 1955 the Hostel moved to larger premises at Great Horkesley Park, Essex.
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