The History of Quarriers Homes
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Anna Magnusson, the well known broadcaster and author, tells of the beginning of the institution founded by the shoemaker William Quarrier in the 1870s. He himself had experienced a very impoverished childhood, a situation which he overcame through hard work, determination and Christian faith. Out of the orphanage he founded grew a children’s village where poor children from the town and cities of Scotland might enjoy a new life in cottage homes under supervision of house fathers and house mothers. This grew to a self-contained community with a church and a large school.
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