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Boys from Snowfields School in Bermondsey.

Boys from Snowfields School in Bermondsey.
Boys from Snowfields School in Bermondsey.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2404
Description: Although London was the richest city in the world, surveys in the 1890s found that about 50,000 malnourished school children, around 7.5 per cent of the total, were living in the city in 1904. A government committee found that a sixth of London schoolchildren were underfed. In 1890, one of Charles Booth's researchers, found these children 'sitting limp and chill on the school benches', 'puny, pale-faced, scantily clad and badly shod'.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1894
Credit line: Southwark Library
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