Holmleigh

Address: 35-37 Solna Road, Winchmore Hill, London N21
Open: 1952-1977

Former residential nursery, run by Islington Council as early as 1968. ISN could not locate earlier records.

Number of ISN survivors that lived at Homeleigh children’s home.

5: 3 boys and 2 girls aged between a few months and 6 years. (1952-1977)

Numbers of children named by ISN survivors as living at Homeleigh children’s home: 9: 6 boys and 3 girls (1952-77)

Numbers of children named in council documents as living in Homeleigh children’s home: 14 children age 0-7 years ( Recruitment advertisements 1969 (Mirror 11.3.69) and 1971)

Life at Homeleigh children’s home

Reports on file show social work records describing the children to be thriving in this home. There is very little information on this home except the manager was one woman Miss Wingate between 1968-77.

Daily Mirror 11.3.69

Residential care staff : 3 women between 1968 and 1977