The Orphan Homes in Ryelands Road, erected in 1873, at a cost of £1,250 for destitute orphan children, are of brick with stone dressings, in a plain style, and consists of two houses under a single roof, holding 40 children (which is the present number) one house being for boys and the other for girls. Orphans under 10 years of age are taken irrespective of creed, and cared for and educated until capable of taking situations. The two homes are under the superintendence of two Matrons. The Orphans Printing Press in Broad Street is worked in connection with the Homes.
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