This house in Mold Road, Caergwrle, was purchased by Allen in 1972 in trust for the Community and was intended to provide hostel accommodation for 15 working boys between 16 and 18 years.
The evidence that we received established that Taylor's sexual assaults were not confined to those with which he was charged but occurred also in dormitories at Bryntirion Hall (where he was on the staff) and extended to oral sex with one of the complainants.
In his written evidence to the Tribunal Anthony Taylor denied the offences but Waterhouse had no reason to doubt the truth of the complaints.
John Allen was accused of physical and sexual abuse by several residents.
Finally, he was Officer-in-Charge of Pentre Saeson for about 18 months, until Kenneth Taylor succeeded him. His wife ceased to be a matron on leaving Cotsbrook Hall and she then became one of the directors of the Community, working in its office.
Seven former residents alleged that Jeffreys had been physically violent to them and Waterhouse received evidence from two of them. The witness who gave oral evidence went to Bryntirion Hall in May 1980 and was there for about two years. He alleged that he was given a hiding by Jeffreys during an annual holiday at John Allen's villa near Bordeaux.
Jeffreys gave too bland an account of his relations with residents during his employment by the Community and of the relations between boys and their peers to be a wholly credible witness. His evidence about this in respect of Bryntirion Hall is particularly difficult to accept having regard to the fact that the more troublesome boys were usually housed there.