Person    | Male  Born 22/7/1607  Died 28/4/1692

Bishop Thomas Wood

Categories: Philanthropy, Religion

Bishop Thomas Wood

Born in the Parish of Hackney. He seems to have been a bad boy: Ejected from his rectory for scandal in 1651. Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry 1671 until his death, but suspended 1684 - 87 for being "sordid and refractory". Died Northamptonshire. Left money to found an almshouse for ten old women in Hackney, and another for ten old men at Ufford.

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Bishop Thomas Wood

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Bishop Wood’s Almshouses

Good to know they still haven't caught Bill Stickers.

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Ragged School Museum

Ragged School Museum

In 1877 a ragged school was set up by Dr Barnardo at 46-50 Copperfield Road, E3, in a group of three canal-side warehouses. The school closed  in 1908 when there were enough schools in the area run...

Group, Education, History, Philanthropy

1 memorial
Queen Elizabeth College Almshouses

Queen Elizabeth College Almshouses

Founded by William Lambard to house twenty local, elderly, poor people and entrusted to be run by the Drapers' Company. The original buildings were demolished in 1818, and their replacements were e...

Building, Community / Clubs, Philanthropy

2 memorials
Katherine Mackay Low

Katherine Mackay Low

Philanthropist. Born in Georgia, USA to British parents. After her mother's death, the family moved to Britain. In Battersea, which at the time was a deprived area of London, she devoted herself to...

Person, Philanthropy, USA

1 memorial
Toc H

Toc H

International Christian movement. Named after Talbot House, using the army's signaling code for "T". Founded by Tubby Clayton.

Group, Philanthropy, Religion

1 memorial
Mothers Arms

Mothers Arms

A day nursery set up by Sylvia Pankhurst's suffragettes, giving mothers of working age the opportunity to go out and earn money. It occupied the former Gunmakers Arms public house.  This photo, tak...

Place, Community / Clubs, Philanthropy

1 memorial