The Foundling Museum

What impressed me  most was to listen to some of these kids testimonial about their lives at the Foundling Hospital,http://foundlingvoices.foundlingmuseum.org.uk/

The Foundling Hospital, which continues today as the children’s charity Coram, was established by Royal Charter in 1739, after a long struggle by Captain Thomas Coram (1668-1751). Coram was a successful shipwright and sailor who had returned to England to retire after a life’s work in the New World of America.  Coram had been appalled by the discarded and dying children in the streets of London and spent seventeen years campaigning for the establishment of a Foundling Hospital.

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July 13, 2012 · 1:20 am

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