Sharp Street Ragged School


Sharp Street Ragged School had an inauspicious start when it opened its doors in the 1850s. Youths threw stones through the school’s windows, left dead cats on the doorstep and attacked the teachers as they were walking down the street. It took the teachers five years to win over hearts and minds in the slum and soon they were providing classes to 400 children each week.

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Sharp Street Ragged School

 

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Sharp Street Ragged School

 

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Sharp Street Ragged School

 

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Sharp Street Ragged School

1 thought on “Sharp Street Ragged School”

  1. I remember the Ragged school well. Back in 1978 to 1982 I played with a Punk band called the Drones. We were allowed to use the basement for our rehearsal room. I also worked with Woolly Wolstenholme from Barclay James Harvest, who also used the Ragged school to rehearse. History with history.

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