Dixton

Address: Hadley (Hadleigh) Common, Barnet EN5 5QG

Open: 1966-1985 (Closed and children moved to Colgrain in Muswell Hill)

Number of ISN survivors that lived at Dixton children’s home. 4: 2 woman (1979-82) and 2 men (1 aged 1 year in 1966 and 1 in 1973) 

Numbers of children named by ISN survivors as living at Dixton children’s home:  9 boys and 2 girls

Numbers of children named in council documents as living at Dixton children’s home: 1971 – 14 children age 0-7 yrs and 1971 15 children age 2-7 years (Recruitment advertisements). In 1985 a former member of staff wrote about 6 boys and 4 staff.

Residential staff  named by ISN survivors as working at Dixton children’s home: 5 men and 13 women

Life at Dixton children’s home

Dixton was a white house with 2 large white gates and a garage on the right hand side. In 1985 the children went on trips with staff to Crystal Palace, The Natural History Museum and Hampstead Heath.

Very little is known about this home.

Herts & Essex Observer, 12.03.1971
Herts & Essex Observer, 30.04.1971
Herts & Essex Observer, 21.07.1971