Weston under Wetherley Reformatory Census Index

Courtesy of Our Warwickshire

The Reformatory opened November 20, 1856 under the management of James and Harriet Shaddock with a first intake of 40 boys but within three years the building was expanded and another 30 boys were taken in.

The Reformatory was effectively an agricultural school and the boys farmed the over 20 acres of land attached to the school.

Just like Saltley Reformatory the school had good success in correcting the behaviour of some of it inmates which enabled them to emigrate and build new lives.

The Reformatory later (1910)adopted the title of the Weston Training School for Boys, often shortened to just Weston School but the school closed in 1928 and the building were turned into a Mental Health Facility.
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