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