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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

Olave Baden-Powell

Olave Baden-Powell

Born Olave Soames in Derbyshire. 1912 met Robert Baden-Powell on a trans-Atlantic ocean liner. They discovered that they shared a birthday, even if they were 32 years apart. This didn’t stop them m...

Person, Children, Community / Clubs, Kenya

1 memorial

Robert Baden-Powell

Robert Baden-Powell

Army officer and founder of the boy scouts and girl guides. Born as Robert Stephenson Smyth Powell at 6 Stanhope Street, Paddington. His mother changed the family name to Baden-Powell after her hus...

Person, Armed Forces, Seriously Famous, Children, Community / Clubs, Afghanistan, India, Kenya, South Africa

4 memorials

Dr Barnardo

Dr Barnardo

Missionary and social worker with the British poor, especially children. Born Thomas John Barnardo in Dublin with a Prussian father. "Brought to Christ" in 1862. Arrived at 30 Coburn Street in 1866...

Person, Social Welfare, Children, Jack the Ripper suspects, Ireland

5 memorials

Mr Benn

Mr Benn

Character created by David McKee in the 1967 book Mr Benn - Red Knight. Dressed in black suit and bowler hat he sets out from his house each day to visit a fancy-dress shop where he tries on an out...

Fiction, Children, Fictional

1 memorial

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