Herts Training School Hostel, Ware

17 Collett Road

The hostel in 1962
Herts Archives D/EHTs/Q88
In the kitchens
Hillview in July 2015

The hostel was the first of its kind and opened in 1962 as a halfway house for ‘delinquent’ boys leaving the Herts Training school at Bengeo.

The house, originally called ‘Murree’, was bought by the County Council for £10,000 to house fourteen boys aged between 16 and 19. The aim was for the boys to work for local employers while still under the care of the school managers.  It closed in the 1980s and was a nursing home until it was suddenly demolished in 2019.

This page was added on 06/06/2015.

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