Welcome to Aston House Aston Munslow, Shropshire (1924-1962)
a pioneering residential community
In 1924 Frank Mathews, the Honorary Secretary of the Birmingham Society for the Care of Invalid Children "(especially those suffering from Rheumatism, Chorea and Heart Disease)" wrote to the Misses Price, Farmers, Aston-Munslow nr Ludlow about taking two boys from the Society. By the time its successor, the Birmingham Society for the Care of Invalid and Nervous Children, brought therapeutic boarding-out to an end in 1958, Rosa Price (d. 1974) and her sister Mabel (d. 1950) had fostered over 150 children. According to author and historian Tony Rees
"Although they looked after more children for The Society than any other foster parents the Price sisters were not generally atypical. They were kind and loving people with a way with children, not very well off and at least partly dependent on the very modest fees paid by the Society. They lived well though with very little luxury. The countryside in which they lived had only the most basic services."