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Charity scholars

Categories: Education, Philanthropy

Looking at London has a page about these little blue people but even there we can find no origin story explaining why and when the first such statues were erected. We note that there seems to be a rule that the boy is on the left and the girl on the right, just like the TV breakfast show hosts. When that row blew up the TV studios admitted that the left-hand position has always been seen as the senior spot, due, apparently to how the eye moves when reading.

Christ's Hospital was known as the Bluecoat School but there are no little blue people that we could see in Newgate Street. However we understand there are more statues inside and also in St Bride’s church Fleet Street and in the galleries at the Museum of London.

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Charity scholars

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Blewcoat School SW1 - charity boy

{On a stone plaque below the statue:} The Blewcoat School, built in the year ...

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Charity School - plaque

This building, reputed to be from designs by Sir Christopher Wren, was erecte...

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Sir Ralph Turner

Sir Ralph Turner

Professor of Indian languages. Born Charlton, London. Officer in the 3rd Gurkha Rifles. Won Military Cross in Palestine. Died at home, Bishop's Stortford.

Person, Armed Forces, Education, India, Nepal, Pakistan

1 memorial
Haggerston Road School

Haggerston Road School

We can find very little about this school, it's all just hints and pointers. AIM25's holdings for All Saints Church include some records about the parish school, presumably this one.  The earlies...

Building, Education

2 memorials
George Green School

George Green School

Founded by shipbuilder George Green as an infants' school, at the corner of Chrisp Street and East India Dock Road. Further premises were used in Prestons Road. The school outgrew those premises (n...

Building, Education

3 memorials
Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh College of Art

It was originally founded in 1760 and acquired its present name in 1907. Notable alumni include the architects Nicholas Grimshaw and Basil Spence and the playwright John Arden. (D.A. Edin stands fo...

Group, Art, Education, Scotland

1 memorial
Ainoshin Togo

Ainoshin Togo

Became a student at UCL in 1865.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial