The Congo Institute was established by Rev. W. Hughes, a friend of Sir Henry Stanley (of “Dr. Livingstone, I presume” fame), whom he met whilst a missionary in the Congo. On returning he set up the Congo House Training Institute for training African children, where they were taught trades and educated in Christianity.Later older students attended the Institute.
“The African children, walking in the streets of Colwyn Bay, have now become a feature of the place“. (John Heywood’s Guide Book to Colwyn Bay ).
Christopher Draper & John Lawson-Reay Scandal at Congo House