Founder of Providence House dies aged 91

It is the end of an era for Providence House.

Around 1960, Elizabeth Braund first started the youth work in the old Providence Chapel before today’s housing estates were built.

Elizabeth Braund

Elizabeth Braund

In 1970 she opened the present building on Falcon Road to consolidate the work with young people and families. Providence House still functions today on the Falcon Road as a flourishing centre for community activities and responding to changing social needs.

In 1975 the new adventure to Dartmoor began, with the opening of East Shallowford Farm in 1976.

On Monday 20th May 2013, Elizabeth passed away at her home, East Shallowford, just 3 weeks short of 92 years.

Her legacy is in the lives of countless Battersea and Wandsworth families.

Elizabeth wrote many books, one of which¬†Young Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (Prisca) tells the story of Providence House, “Ethelberta” a children’s story written for the BBC Children’s Hour and numerous articles for The Evangelical Magazine and other Christian periodicals.

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