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Children's Convalescent Home

Meanwood, Leeds


This convalescent home on Stonegate Road, Meanwood, a former village in what is now north-west Leeds, was opened in around 1879. 


It was an independent Home, overseen by a committee of local notables and funded by local philanthropists.


It ran at least until the Second World War although I have ound no trace of it since then.



A report on the AGM of 1893


The fourteenth annual meeting of the Meanwood Convalescent Home for Children was held yesterday at the Mayor's Rooms, Town Hall, Leeds, under the presidency his Worship the Mayor. The Rev. H. A. Powys read the report, which said that 181 children had been admitted into the Home during the past year, the cost of their maintenance being £348 9s. 3d., or 13s. 112 per head for the term of three weeks. This was about 3s. less per head than in 1891. Subscriptions amounting to £30 95., had been lost in 1892, chiefly through death. Fresh subscribers were therefore greatly needed. The general health of the patients had been very good throughout the year. Miss Beckett had very kindly given quarter of an acre of land behind the Home, and it had been made into a grass lawn with borders for flowers and fruit trees. She had also built a substantial stone wall, and drained the garden, which was formerly very difficult to cultivate. Many useful presents had been received, and cast-off clothing and boots and shoes more especially were still very much needed.