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Foundling Hospital Tokens

‘You have my heart, though we must part.’

(Engraving on a heart-shaped, silver-coloured foundling token.)

When the Foundling Hospital opened in London in 1741 it was the first institution of its kind in Britain, brought into being by the determination and energy of Thomas Coram, a merchant and philanthropist.   757 more words


London Museum (mini) Challenge 2014 #3: The Foundling Museum

If I were awarding accolades to the museums I’ve been visiting on this little version of the Challenge, then Pitzhanger Manor would be Most Haunted/Haunting, the… 797 more words