A photograph of children playing at the Foundling Site Playing Fields, London, taken in July 1936 by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald.        The Foundling Hospital in London, established in 1739 by Thomas Coram (1668-1751), cared for orphaned, poor and homeless children. Today, the organisation 'Coram Family' continues to work with very vulnerable children.

A photograph of children playing at the Foundling Site Playing Fields, London, taken in July 1936 by Bishop Marshall for the Daily Herald. The Foundling Hospital in London, established in 1739 by Thomas Coram (1668-1751), cared for orphaned, poor and homeless children. Today, the organisation 'Coram Family' continues to work with very vulnerable children.

Brunswick Square, London . The Statue of Captain Thomas Coram (c. 1668 – 29 March 1751) was a philanthropist who created the London Foundling Hospital to look after unwanted children in Lamb's Conduit Fields, Bloomsbury. It is said to be the world's first incorporated charity.

Brunswick Square, London . The Statue of Captain Thomas Coram (c. 1668 – 29 March 1751) was a philanthropist who created the London Foundling Hospital to look after unwanted children in Lamb's Conduit Fields, Bloomsbury. It is said to be the world's first incorporated charity.

A visit to the #Foundling Hospital

A visit to the #Foundling Hospital

Boys marching out of the London Foundling Hospital for the last time, 1926.  Both the composer George Frideric Handel and the artist William Hogarth were governors of the home.

Boys marching out of the London Foundling Hospital for the last time, 1926. Both the composer George Frideric Handel and the artist William Hogarth were governors of the home.

Tokens given by mothers to their children on leaving them at the Foundling Hospital. 18thCentury

Tokens given by mothers to their children on leaving them at the Foundling Hospital. 18thCentury

Pupils baking together

Pupils baking together

Mother's letter --  Byatt a. From the archives of Coram, formerly the  Foundling Hospital, held at London Metropolitan Archives

Mother's letter -- Byatt a. From the archives of Coram, formerly the Foundling Hospital, held at London Metropolitan Archives

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