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Background imageCharitable Collection: Crossley and Porter Orphanage, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Crossley and Porter Orphanage, Halifax, West Yorkshire
Halifaxs Crossley Orphanage was founded in 1864 by Joseph, John and Francis Crossley. The building was designed by John Hogg

Background imageCharitable Collection: Survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade, 1890

Survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade, 1890
Photograph of survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War taken 36 years after the event. The photograph was taken for charitable purposes

Background imageCharitable Collection: Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme

Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme
The Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, on Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. The school was founded in 1855 by a group of Manchester businessmen to care for and educate orphans

Background imageCharitable Collection: Morgan Academy, Dundee, Scotland

Morgan Academy, Dundee, Scotland. Designed in 1862 by the Edinburgh architects John Dick Peddie and Charles Kinnear, originally opening (in 1866) as the Morgan Hospital

Background imageCharitable Collection: Womans Relief Corps

Womans Relief Corps
A beautiful gilded and embossed postacrd promoting the viryue and history of the Womans Relief Corps - a charitable society to provide local relief work among the needy and to aid military veterans

Background imageCharitable Collection: Gracie Fields Home and Orphanage, Peacehaven, Sussex

Gracie Fields Home and Orphanage, Peacehaven, Sussex
Children and staff stand in front of the orphanage and childrens home at Peacehaven in East Sussex. The home was opened in 1933 by the singing star Gracie Fields to care for the children of parents

Background imageCharitable Collection: London & South Western Railway Servants Orphanage, Woking

London & South Western Railway Servants Orphanage, Woking
General view of the main building of the London & South Western Railway Servants Orphanage at Woking, Surrey. The orphanage was founded in 1885 in Clapham, south west London

Background imageCharitable Collection: Sir Francis Crossley, businessman, philanthropist and MP

Sir Francis Crossley, businessman, philanthropist and MP
Sir Francis Crossley (1817-1872), 1st Baronet of Halifax, British carpet manufacturer, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician. Date: 1860s

Background imageCharitable Collection: Shaftesbury and Arethusa Boys Homes, Royston, Hertfordshire

Shaftesbury and Arethusa Boys Homes, Royston, Hertfordshire
The Shaftesbury & Arethusa Boys Homes at Royston, Hertfordshire, were set up by the National Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Children, founded in 1843 by William Williams

Background imageCharitable Collection: Promotional Card for Blue Cross Tea

Promotional Card for Blue Cross Tea
Promotional Card for Blue Cross Charity Tea Date: circa 1908

Background imageCharitable Collection: John Grooms Crippleage and Flower Girls Mission

John Grooms Crippleage and Flower Girls Mission. Blind and Crippled Girls making artificial flowers. John Grooms vision for orphaned and disabled girls

Background imageCharitable Collection: Training Ship Cornwall, Purfleet, Essex

Training Ship Cornwall, Purfleet, Essex
The Training Ship Cornwall was established on the River Thames at Purfleet, Essex, in 1859 by the School Ship Society as a boys reformatory establishment

Background imageCharitable Collection: Queen Alexandra and Empress Marie, Maundy Thursday

Queen Alexandra and Empress Marie, Maundy Thursday
Queen Alexandra (1844-1925) and her sister Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia, formerly Princess Dagmar of Denmark (1847-1928), leaving the Maundy Thursday distribution ceremony at Westminster Abbey

Background imageCharitable Collection: Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire

Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire
Aerial view of the Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire. The Homes, laid out as a village of cottage homes, were opened in 1878 by William Quarrier

Background imageCharitable Collection: Dining Hall, Reedham Orphanage, Purley, Surrey

Dining Hall, Reedham Orphanage, Purley, Surrey
The dining hall at the Reedham Orphanage, Old Lodge Lane, Purley, Surrey. It was founded by the Rev Dr Andrew Reed, a Congregational Minister

Background imageCharitable Collection: WWI Poster, Belgian & Allies Aid League

WWI Poster, Belgian & Allies Aid League
Design by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), Belgian & Allies Aid League, Will you help these sufferers from the war to start a new home. Help is better than sympathy

Background imageCharitable Collection: Pit Ponies in Retirement - Plum & Danny

Pit Ponies in Retirement - Plum & Danny with Alfred Brisco (Organising Secretary). Card issued on behalf of The National Equine Defence League. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageCharitable Collection: Wallingford Union Childrens Cottage Homes, Berkshire

Wallingford Union Childrens Cottage Homes, Berkshire
The Wallingford Unions cottage homes on Wantage Road, Wallingford, Berkshire. Cottage homes were established by some poor law authorities to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageCharitable Collection: Band Advertisement, Training Ship Wellesley, North Shields

Band Advertisement, Training Ship Wellesley, North Shields
Advertisement offering the services of the Band of the Training Ship Wellesley, on the River Tyne at North Shields, Northumberland

Background imageCharitable Collection: Carpentry & plumbing, Training Ship Wellesley, North Shields

Carpentry & plumbing, Training Ship Wellesley, North Shields
Boys learning carpentry and plumbing on the Training Ship Wellesley, on the River Tyne at North Shields, Northumberland. In 1868

Background imageCharitable Collection: General Store at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir

General Store at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir
The general store at the Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire. Jars of sweets feature prominently on its shelves

Background imageCharitable Collection: School at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir

School at Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir
Children pouring out of the school at the Orphan Homes of Scotland, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire. The Homes, laid out as a village of cottage homes, were opened in 1878 by William Quarrier

Background imageCharitable Collection: Training Ship Wellesley, North Shields, Northumberland

Training Ship Wellesley, North Shields, Northumberland
The Training Ship Wellesley, on the River Tyne at North Shields, Northumberland. In 1868, James Hall and other local businessmen set up a charity to provide shelter for Tyneside waifs

Background imageCharitable Collection: Opening of the Anglesey Hunt

Opening of the Anglesey Hunt
An opening custom of the Anglesey Hunt, whereby hot coppers or small change (heated in a bucket by the fire) are thrown from the balcony of the Bulkeley Arms Hotel following the hunt ball

Background imageCharitable Collection: Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association
Notice, Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association, Victoria House, Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW. Free supplies of water for man and beast in the streets of London. 1887

Background imageCharitable Collection: London Ragged School, Battersea 1890s

London Ragged School, Battersea 1890s
The London Ragged Schools Union was established in April 1844 to combine resources in the city, providing free education, food, clothing, lodging and other home missionary services for poor children

Background imageCharitable Collection: Mercedes Gleitze (1900-1981) - British professional swimmer

Mercedes Gleitze (1900-1981) - British professional swimmer. She was the first person to swim the Straits of Gibraltar and the first British woman to swim the English Channel

Background imageCharitable Collection: John A Grooms Crippleage, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex

John A Grooms Crippleage, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
The Chippleage Wheelers at John A. Grooms Crippleage and Orphanage, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Groom, a London engraver and evangelical preacher

Background imageCharitable Collection: First Alexandra Rose Day charity, women selling roses

First Alexandra Rose Day charity, women selling roses
The First Alexandra Rose Day charity, women selling roses outside the Hotel Cecil on 26 June 1912. The charity was launched on the 50th anniversary of the arrival of Princess Alexandra from her

Background imageCharitable Collection: Jewels of Empire Ball - Lady Diana Cooper

Jewels of Empire Ball - Lady Diana Cooper
Lady Diana Cooper (nee Manners), leader of the Diamond group at the Jewels of Empire Ball, held at the Park Lane Hotel in aid of Enham Village Centre for Disabled Ex-Service Men

Background imageCharitable Collection: The Princess Mary Caravan. The Girls Friendly Society supported young women by help in

The Princess Mary Caravan. The Girls Friendly Society supported young women by help in finding work, providing hostels etc

Background imageCharitable Collection: Postcard - Benefit of Le Paquet de L'Orphelin - WW1

Postcard - Benefit of Le Paquet de L'Orphelin - WW1
Postcard sold for the benefit of Le Paquet de L'Orphelin ('The Orphan's Package') - charitable Christmas gifts/presents for the war orphans of France. Date: circa 1918

Background imageCharitable Collection: Chapel interior - Ormerod Children's Convalescent Home

Chapel interior - Ormerod Children's Convalescent Home
The Chapel interior at the Ormerod Convalescent Home for Children, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCharitable Collection: The Ormerod Convalescent Home, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancs

The Ormerod Convalescent Home, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancs
The Ormerod Convalescent Home for Children, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire. Date: circa 1905

Background imageCharitable Collection: Old Almshouses, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

Old Almshouses, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire - Painted by William Carruthers Affleck for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageCharitable Collection: St Cross Hospital and Church, Winchester, Hampshire

St Cross Hospital and Church, Winchester, Hampshire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageCharitable Collection: Receipt, Ragged School Union, London

Receipt, Ragged School Union, London
Receipt for donation to the Ragged School Union, London, 22 May 1894 Date: 1894

Background imageCharitable Collection: Salvation Army Advertisement

Salvation Army Advertisement
An advertisement for the Salvation Army, a charitable organization founded in 1865. Titled Brightening darkest England, the illustration for this advert shows a flaming torch being held

Background imageCharitable Collection: Church Army Advertisement

Church Army Advertisement
Advertisement for the Church Army, an evangelistic organisation founded in 1882. This advert is charitable in that it tries to provide holidays

Background imageCharitable Collection: Lady Ravensdale, formal studio portrait with large pearl earrings

Lady Ravensdale, formal studio portrait with large pearl earrings. With description, A new portrait of Lady Ravensdale, the eldest of the late Marquess Curzon of Kedleston's three daughters; she

Background imageCharitable Collection: National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic

National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic, Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London, invitation for donations. Date: 1907

Background imageCharitable Collection: A touching scene in a charitable institution, showing a portrait plaque of Queen Alexandra

A touching scene in a charitable institution, showing a portrait plaque of Queen Alexandra (Queen-Mother at the time) on the wall of a children's ward in the Alexandra Hospital

Background imageCharitable Collection: WW1 poster, Is there a Red Cross Service Flag in your home? A heart and a dollar are all you need

WW1 poster, Is there a Red Cross Service Flag in your home? A heart and a dollar are all you need. Join the Red Cross. Date: 1917

Background imageCharitable Collection: Lewis Carroll Cot in Great Ormond Street Hospital 1900

Lewis Carroll Cot in Great Ormond Street Hospital 1900
In memory of the author of Alice in Wonderland, ? Lewis Carroll cot at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London

Background imageCharitable Collection: St Davids Church Army - Harvest Festival

St Davids Church Army - Harvest Festival Date: 1906

Background imageCharitable Collection: Comic postcard, Vicar with group of women Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Vicar with group of women Date: 20th century

Background imageCharitable Collection: WW1 poster, Le Secours de Guerre (relief agency for war victims), showing a gendarme

WW1 poster, Le Secours de Guerre (relief agency for war victims), showing a gendarme, soldiers and civilians near the Ancien Seminaire St Sulpice, the premises of the agency in Paris. Date: 1916

Background imageCharitable Collection: Homeless man asks for donation from PDSA collector

Homeless man asks for donation from PDSA collector
A homeless man asks PDSA collector for donation, Central London. Date: circa 1950s



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