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Inside the Sailors' Home and Red Ensign Club.

Inside the Sailors' Home and Red Ensign Club.
Inside the Sailors' Home and Red Ensign Club.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: D2939
Description: The inside of the Sailors' Home and Red Ensign Club in Well Street, north of the London Docks. The result of private philanthropy, the first Sailors' Home was opened in 1835. It provided accommodation, a sailors' bank, a chapel, evening classes and a shop where seamen could buy goods at fair prices. The Home expanded its activities and became a valuable resource for seamen in the port. After many rebuildings, the Home closed in 1974, when this picture was taken. The writer Joseph Conrad had very fond memories of the Home from his days as a merchant seaman.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1974
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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