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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

2023: Lionel Wright  has drawn our attention to an error in this plaque: St A...

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Queen's College

Queen's College

The Queen's college site is a lively site and provides some history. Catherine Mansfield was a student at Queen's College. 'My college life, which is such a vivid and detailed memory in one way, ...

Place, Education

1 memorial
The John Roan Foundation

The John Roan Foundation

Charity. John Roan who died in 1644, was Yeoman of Harriers to King Charles I. He bequeathed his estate to educate the town-born children of Greenwich. It owns several properties in Greenwich, the ...

Group, Community / Clubs, Education

1 memorial
Margaret McMillan

Margaret McMillan

Socialist propogandist and educationalist. Born at Throgg's Neck, Westchester county, New York. Both her parents were from Scotland, and the family returned there when her father died. She attended...

Person, Education, Social Welfare, Scotland, USA

1 memorial
Hirobumi Ito

Hirobumi Ito

Became a student at UCL in 1863. The picture source gives details of his assasination by a Korean nationalist. Picture source gives details of this.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial
Yozo Yamao

Yozo Yamao

Became a student at UCL in 1863.

Person, Education, Japan

1 memorial