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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Aske's Hospital - right - 1875

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

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