Charter Street Ragged School

Charter Street Ragged School still looks forbidding, even today. The school opened in a former dancing hall in the 1860s and provided thousands of children and adults with free meals, clothing and education. The aim was to keep the children off the streets and to divert their parents away from the slum’s pubs and beer houses. It still houses a school and continues to offer food and clothing to the homeless – a mission it has carried out for more than 150 years.

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Charter Street Ragged School

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Charter Street Ragged School

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Charter Street Ragged School

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Charter Street Ragged School

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Charter Street Ragged School

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Charter Street Ragged School

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