Virtual Tour - National Children's home

You've made it to the National Children's Home formerly on Alexandra Road, but now the site of Wetherby Gardens after its demolition in 1982. Further information about the School's history is available from

Visit the School days gallery to see more photos relating to life at the National Children's Home.

Where to now? To the South are Netley Street and Queens Road, with busy Lynchford Road a little further down. Nearby to the North, further down Alexandra Road, is Ferneberga House, the site of the old town hall and St. Mark's Church. For the full list of locations nearby, pick where you want to go next from the menu on the right.
Demolished - Gone but not forgotten. Image copyright
Quick tip Take a look at images 1-2 and 5 for authentic 'now and then' comparisons.

Click on an image to see how the site of the National Children's Home has changed over the years. (Remember to scroll down to see the larger images).

1. Date NA 2. 1903 3. 1982 4. 1982
5. 2007 6. 2008

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Original copyright to image 1 lay with John Drew publishers which is no longer in existence. Image and thumbnail 2 is reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection. Images and thumbnails 3-4 are reproduced courtesy of Michael Hawkins.

Click on the date to purchase a copy directly from the Francis Frith Collection.

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