- Monthly magazines 1952-1955
- Photographs, interior and exterior of the building 1950s
Records of Aberlour Orphanage, Aberlour, Moray, Scotland
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- Dates of Creation1950s
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description0.25 metres
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Administrative / Biographical History
Aberlour, a small town in Moray, was the site of the Aberlour Orphanage. This was founded in 1875 by the local Episcopalian Minister, Canon Charles Jupp. Originally it cared for four orphans in a cottage. Following a legacy from Mr Grant of Wester Elchies, the building of a village for orphans commenced in 1882 . Canon Jupp was noted for his fundraising abilities and the village grew as funds became available. He died in 1911 and was succeeded by the Reverend Walter Jenks who oversaw the completion of the Canon Jupp boys wing. There were royal visits by Edward VII and by George V and Queen Mary to help maintain funds. The village closed in 1967 and the work was transferred to headquarters in Stirling. The Aberlour Childcare Trust, its current name, now works widely with children and families. The village catered for up to 1000 boys and girls and throughout its time it was governed by the Scottish Episcopal Church. Several of today’s governors remain the nominees of that church. In Aberlour village the only remaining buildings are the Clocktower, St Margaret’s Scottish Episcopal Church and the Memorial Garden.
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Gift: Aberlour Trust: c.2001
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Held by the Honorary Archivist, Aberlour Trust, c.2001
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Fonds level description compiled by Compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 21 June 2004. Administrative History compiled by Alastair Ramage, Museum Curator, Heatherbank Museum of Social Work.