Person    | Male  Born 20/2/1839  Died 11/3/1908

Benjamin Waugh

Social reformer and minister. Born in Settle, Yorkshire. Whilst working in the slums of Greenwich, he became appalled at the deprivations and cruelties suffered by children. He wrote 'The Gaol Cradle, Who Rocks It?', urging the creation of juvenile courts and children's prisons as a means of diverting children from a life of crime. In 1884, he was a co-founder of the London Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which became the NSPCC in 1889 with Waugh as its first director, until 1905. Died at 4 Runwell Terrace, Westcliffe-on-Sea, Essex.

We can't find confirmation that this Rev. Waugh is the 'Revd. B. Waugh' who was one of the managers of the 1873-75 changes at Aske’s Hospital, but it seems very likely.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Benjamin Waugh

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Benjamin Waugh - N11

Rev. Benjamin Waugh, founder of the N.S.P.C.C., served as founder minister of...

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Benjamin Waugh - N14

The plaque is very similar in style to these erected by the City of London, (...

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Benjamin Waugh - SE10

Benjamin Waugh, 1839 - 1908, founder of the National Society for the Preventi...

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Benjamin Waugh

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Aske's Hospital - right - 1875

This plaque summarises the history of the Hospital and celebrates the opening...

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Action for Children

Action for Children

National children's charity. Founded by the Reverend Thomas Bowman Stephenson as 'The Children's Home'. Renamed 'National Children's Home' and adopted its present name in 2008. It originally provid...

Group, Benefactor, Children

2 memorials
Thomas Bowman Stephenson

Thomas Bowman Stephenson

Wesleyan minister and benefactor. Born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1860. In 1869 he founded the Children's Home (now known as the charity Action for Children) to pro...

Person, Benefactor, Children, Religion

1 memorial
Association of Jewish Refugees

Association of Jewish Refugees

The AJR provides an extensive range of social and welfare services, and grants financial assistance to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution living in Great Britain. The AJR’s plaque scheme honours p...

Group, Children, Community / Clubs, Religion

5 memorials
William Riley

William Riley

Drowned in the 1898 HMS Albion disaster, aged 11. Buried in grave 4 at the memorial in East London Cemetery.

Person, Children, Tragedy

1 memorial