Catalogue description The Guild of Play and St Nicholas Home

This record is held by East Sussex Record Office

Details of HB/123/1
Reference: HB/123/1
Title: The Guild of Play and St Nicholas Home
Date: Mar 1912 - Aug 1923
Related material:

See HB/146 for further records of the Guilds and an introduction

Held by: East Sussex Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Administrative / biographical background:

The Guild of Play was founded by Dame Grace Kimmins as part of the programme of the Bermondsey Settlement. Its aim was to arrange play and drama activities for children from the East End slums. Many of the children involved were given holidays at Chailey and there was an arrangement for teenage girls to attend the School of Housewifery and Domestic Economy there for training. The St Nicholas Home for Raid-Shock Children was based at Chailey between 1917 and 1919 and the Botches Home was opened there in 1918. There is an index of accounts

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