Children's Convalescent Home, Beaconsfield, Bucks



This was built on the site of a former workhouse in 1910 specifically for poor children in Great Ormond Street Hospital. This does not seem to have been a formal arrangement (such as with Cromwell House, Great Ormond Street Hospital's own convalescent home)


In 1921, the home moved to Station Road.


In 1942, the home was taken over the Shaftesbury Society. The Shaftesbury Society was initially a Christian organisation that holiday homes and homes for destitute children, as well as organising day nurseries, infant welfare centres, Sunday Schools, Bible classes, schools and meetings for mothers, companies of Scouts and Guides, and Bands of Hope promoting temperance. It has since merged with John Groom to becaome Liveability.


The home closed in 1967.


Below: The home in 1913

We are very grateful to the Beaconsfield & District Historical Society for letting us use this photo. 



To explore other convalescent homes, have a look at our Directory



Some records of the Shaftesbury Society are held by 

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London