Opening of Corams Field and Harmsworth Memorial Playground
On first day of the court moving from full to half-mourning, Elizabeth, Duchess of York (later the Queen Mother 1900-2002), opens Corams Field and Harmsworth Memorial Playground, saving the old Foundling Hospital site as playgrounds for the children. The Duchess is here talking to children playing in the sandpit. Date: 1936
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Foundling Hospital, Redhill, Surrey
The Foundling Hospital at Redhill, Surrey. The Hospital was founded in 1739 by Captain Thomas Coram and in 1741 began construction of premises at Bloomsbury Fields, London. In 1926, the Hospital moved to new premises at Redhill in Surrey.
© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection
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Adoption Society Babies
Two National Adoption Society babies being held by a nurse. Another woman, possibly a prospective adoptive mother, holds one of the baby's hands.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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