Early Pestalozzi Images: The First People

Dr Henry Alexander, one of the two co-founders of the Pestalozzi Children’s Village in Sedlescombe, in a relaxing pose with his wife, Hilde, sitting in the garden behind the Manor House.
(Photographer unknown)


The first continental European children from refugee camps in (then) West Germany, crossing the English Channel, on their way to the Pestalozzi Children’s Village.
From left: Jurek, Arnold, Roman, Niko and Stachek.
(Photographer unknown)
Leonard, the second child to arrive at the Pestalozzi Children’s Village and a group of staff stand outside the entrance to the Manor House.
From left: Maureen Mulvey (House Mother), Mary Buchanan (Village Co-Founder), Leonard and “Uncle Mac” McDermott (House Father).
(Photographer unknown)
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