The Father Hudsons Society was founded by Farther George Vincent Hudson at the turn of the 20th century.
The aim to help less fortunate and homeless children in the area. The charity is still working today although a number od buildings on the site are now abandoned.
Not just a home for the local homeless children the home included a chapel and schooling facilities.
St Edwards closed in 1988 after a dark scandal of around 15 offences committed in the 1950s and 1960s.
Due to the sordid history locals feel it would be best for the building to be knocked down.
After caring for wounded soldiers in WWI the hospital specialised in TB and orthopaedic care.
St Gerards became established as the local orthopaedic care centre until it closed in 1988.