Linton Road

The hostel was on Linton Road in northern suburbs of the city of Oxford, 50 miles west of London. The Refugee Children's Movement, who were active in Oxford, ran the hostel.


The building is a large Victorian redbrick house.


The hostel was also used to care for Kindertransport children before the war. Alongside the 25 Austrian and German Kindertransportees cared for in the hostel, the Committee for the Care of the Concentration Camp Children housed five members of the Boys at Linton Road.

The Boys

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The Staff

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Miss Stella Trilling and later Mrs Calvertsmith ran the Oxford Refugee Committee, which was funded by the Oxford Society of Quakers, who in 1942 founded the charity Oxfam.

Sam Smith was the warden.