The orphanage had its own school. It became the Royal Liverpool Seamen’s Orphanage after a royal visit. Marjorie, whose ancestors attended, tells me that in addition to having a school, there was an infirmary, chapel, boys’ swimming pool. The children were taught trades as well. Her ancestors were taught bootmaking. The boys uniforms were worsted wool like a seaman wore. The girls wore dresses and pinafore aprons. The photo, courtesy of LRO, was taken in 1906. The Orphanage eventually closed in 1949. The building is still standing, but derelict.

Seamen's Orphanage_1906
Seamen's Orphanage_Newsham Park_1876
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