From Gruel to Gourmet: The Story of Fegan's Homes for Boys in Stony Stratford
Christmas at the boys' home

The History of the Building
The Life and Times of Mr. Fegan
Daily life at Fegan's Homes
Christmas for Fegan's Boys
Life on the training farm, Goudhurst
Moving On - life for the boys after Fegan's
Fegan's Boys - where are they now?
Contacting Fegan's Homes
Useful Links
During their stay at the home, the orphaned boys were encouraged to think of themselves as one big family. But it was at Christmas that they became aware that they were different from the children outside. Unlike them, there wasn't a real family atmosphere - and few, if any, presents.
See the video clip in which Syd Sharp recalls what Christmas was like as a Fegan Boy.