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Castle Drogo, Devon (Accredited Museum)
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During the Second World War, you could hear the sounds of many children laughing and playing in the castle. In 1939, the Drewe family had kindly allowed the Waifs and Strays Society to use part of the castle to accommodate children made homeless by the London blitz. Frances Drewe and her eldest daughter Mary played an active part in looking after the children on behalf of the Society. This experience clearly had an effect on Mary as after the children returned to London, she opened a preparatory school at the castle with the former Matron-in Charge, Miss Douglas-Brotherton.
B+W Photograph of the entrance at Castle Drogo with children from the Waifs and Strays Society during W.W.2. Also pictured is Miss.Brotherton who was Matron - Mounted and Framed under glass.
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