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The Foundling Hospital

The Foundling Hospital

Price: £5.00


with Simon Burbidge

Friday 4th October 2.00–4.00 pm

A Family History talk

The Foundling Hospital: with Simon Burbidge

Incorporated by Royal Charter in 1739, The Foundling Hospital of London sought to prevent the “frequent murders of poor miserable children at their birth, and to suppress the inhuman custom of exposing new-born infants to perish in the streets” It continued to receive young children until the 1950s, when British law changed the focus in care for foundlings from children’s homes to foster care and adoption. Discover the story of the hospital and the young foundlings it cared for in this fascinating talk.

includes tea or coffee and cake

Venue: Berkshire Family History Society
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square
Reading
Berkshire, RG1 3BQ

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with Ann Smith

Jacksons, Langstons and Tuttys are familiar shop names to people in Reading. But do you remember Hawkes Ironmongers or Cook's Dairy and Farm Equipment? This talk will look at shops from the 19th century to the present day, and how shopping has changed over the years.

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