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Background imageHomeless Collection: Mount Pleasant Hotel, Kings Cross, London

Mount Pleasant Hotel, Kings Cross, London
The Mount Pleasant Hotel at the corner of Kings Cross Road and Calthorpe Street, Central London. The building was originally erected in 1894 as one of Londons six Rowton Houses - large

Background imageHomeless Collection: Market Hill and former workhouse, Maldon

Market Hill and former workhouse, Maldon
A view of Market Hill, Maldon, Essex. The large building at the left is the Maldon Unions former workhouse. Date: circa 1900

Background imageHomeless Collection: Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes

Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes
A study entitled Houseless and Hungry by Luke Fildes depicting homeless paupers queuing outside the casual ward of a London workhouse. A policeman stands at the left of the scene

Background imageHomeless Collection: Guiltcross Union Workhouse, Kenninghall, Norfolk

Guiltcross Union Workhouse, Kenninghall, Norfolk
The Guiltcross Union Workhouse, designed by William Thorold, was erected in 1836-7 at Kenninghall, Norfolk. After its closure in 1902 the site was acquired by the Rev Harold Burden

Background imageHomeless Collection: Walton Hospital, Liverpool

Walton Hospital, Liverpool
Walton Hospital, Rice Lane, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool. The central clock tower concealed a large water storage tank. The building was designed by William Culshaw

Background imageHomeless Collection: Union Workhouse and Infirmary, Crumpsall, Manchester

Union Workhouse and Infirmary, Crumpsall, Manchester
Aerial view of the Manchester Union workhouse and infirmary at Crumpsall. At the bottom of the picture can be seen the original workhouse (later Springfield Hospital) with an entrance on the right

Background imageHomeless Collection: Poplar Workhouse, East London

Poplar Workhouse, East London
A side view of one of the blocks of the Poplar Union workhouse, located on Poplar High Street, East London

Background imageHomeless Collection: Christmas Day in the Workhouse

Christmas Day in the Workhouse
Illustration and opening verses of In the Workhouse: Christmas Day - better known as Christmas Day in the Workhouse, written by George R Sims in 1877

Background imageHomeless Collection: ASC Barracks, Grove Park, Lewisham

ASC Barracks, Grove Park, Lewisham
Entrance to the ASC (Army Service Corps) Barracks on Marvels Lane, Grove Park, Lewisham, south east London. Two officers and a large dog stand at the entrance

Background imageHomeless Collection: East End Doss House, London

East End Doss House, London
Exterior of a lodging house or doss house in the East End of London, probably Whitechapel. A man and a boy stand outside. A sign above the door reads BEDS 4d. Per Night FOR SINGLE MEN ONLY

Background imageHomeless Collection: City of London Union Infirmary, Mile End Road

City of London Union Infirmary, Mile End Road
Situated where Mile End Road continues as Bow Road, the City of London Union Infirmary (now St Clement's Hospital) opened in 1849 as the City of London Union workhouse

Background imageHomeless Collection: Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin
SARAH MARTIN reformer, depicted caring for homeless children

Background imageHomeless Collection: Evacuation as a National Service - Poster

Evacuation as a National Service - Poster
It Might by You! Caring for Evacuees is a National Service circa 1942

Background imageHomeless Collection: Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal, Cheshire

Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal, Cheshire
Main avenue at Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal, Cheshire. The homes were opened by the Chorlton Union in 1898 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageHomeless Collection: Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Essex

Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Essex
The entrance to Oldchurch Hospital, Oldchurch Road, Romford, Essex. The hospital began life in 1839 as the Romford Union workhouse, designed by Francis Edwards

Background imageHomeless 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 imageHomeless Collection: Camberwell Workhouse, East Dulwich, London

Camberwell Workhouse, East Dulwich, London
The administrative block of the Camberwell workhouse opened in 1895 on Constance Road, East Dulwich, south London. The building was designed by Thomas Aldwinckle

Background imageHomeless Collection: Wycombe Union Workhouse, Saunderton, Oxfordshire

Wycombe Union Workhouse, Saunderton, Oxfordshire
The Wycombe Union workhouse at Saunderton, Oxfordshire. The building, designed by George Gilbert Scott and William Bonython Moffatt, was erected in 1843

Background imageHomeless Collection: Manchester Union Schools, Swinton

Manchester Union Schools, Swinton
The Manchester Union Industrial School at Swinton. The school, where 800 pauper children were housed and educated away from the workhouse, was established in 1843, one of the earliest of its type

Background imageHomeless Collection: Maidstone Union Workhouse, Coxheath, Kent

Maidstone Union Workhouse, Coxheath, Kent
Entrance to the Maidstone Union workhouse. Designed by John Whichcord, it was erected in 1836 on Heath Road in Coxheath. The site later became Linton Hospital

Background imageHomeless Collection: Blandford Union Workhouse, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Blandford Union Workhouse, Blandford Forum, Dorset
Distant view of Blandford Union workhouse, from Salisbury Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset. A house at the left has a sign reading YNCA (or YMCA?)

Background imageHomeless Collection: Union Workhouse, Halstead, Essex

Union Workhouse, Halstead, Essex
The entrance driveway of the Halstead Union workhouse, Essex. The workhouse was built in 1838 on North Street (now Hedingham Road) and was designed by William T Nash

Background imageHomeless 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 imageHomeless Collection: Union Workhouse, Hertford

Union Workhouse, Hertford
A view of Hertford Union workhouse, Hertfordshire, opened in around 1869 on Ware Road, Hertford. The imposing three-storey building has a clock tower at its centre

Background imageHomeless Collection: Union Workhouse, Easthampstead, Berkshire

Union Workhouse, Easthampstead, Berkshire
A distant view of the Easthampstead Union workhouse, Berkshire, opened in about 1836, in buildings adapted from former almshouses

Background imageHomeless Collection: MOVE ON POLICE SATIRE

MOVE ON POLICE SATIRE
A cruel satire aimed at the Commissioners of Police, features a skeleton in a policemans uniform moving on a starving, homeless woman and her baby

Background imageHomeless Collection: Holborn Union Infirmary, Highgate, London

Holborn Union Infirmary, Highgate, London
The Holborn Union Infirmary, Archway Road, Highate, North London. A tram passes by. The infirmary, which was opened in 1879, was designed by Henry Saxon Snell

Background imageHomeless Collection: Union Workhouse, Mildenhall, Suffolk

Union Workhouse, Mildenhall, Suffolk
The Mildenhall Union workhouse on Kings Way, Mildenhall, Suffolk. Opened in 1895, it replaced the previous premises elsewhere in the town which had become inadequate

Background imageHomeless Collection: Home for Waifs and Strays, Belbroughton, Worcestershire

Home for Waifs and Strays, Belbroughton, Worcestershire
Some of the residents stand in front of the Home for Waifs and Strays at Belbroughton, Worcestershire, opened in 1889

Background imageHomeless Collection: Peabody and John Bull

Peabody and John Bull
GEORGE PEABODY the American philanthropist shames John Bull into digging into his own pocket to help Londons homeless. Date: 1860S

Background imageHomeless Collection: Vagrants asleep in Green Park, Central London

Vagrants asleep in Green Park, Central London
During their daytime opening hours, Londons parks provided a pleasant place for the citys tramps and vagrants to sleep. Green Park, shown here, was typical

Background imageHomeless Collection: West Derby Union cottage homes, Fazakerley, Liverpool

West Derby Union cottage homes, Fazakerley, Liverpool
Distant view of the West Derby Union cottage homes at Fazakerley, Liverpool. The homes were opened in 1889 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageHomeless Collection: Statement of Poor Relief in St Lukes Parish, 1854

Statement of Poor Relief in St Lukes Parish, 1854
A printed summary statement of the poor relief statistics for the London parish of St Luke for the week ending 5 August 1854

Background imageHomeless Collection: City of London Union Workhouse Infirmary, Bow Road

City of London Union Workhouse Infirmary, Bow Road
Situated where Mile End Road continues as Bow Road, the City of London Union Infirmary later St Clement's Hospital) opened in 1849 as the City of London Union workhouse. Date: 1905

Background imageHomeless Collection: Homeless man in doorway

Homeless man in doorway
A homeless man puts on his shoes in the doorway of an East End warehouse, London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageHomeless Collection: Training Ship Arethusa

Training Ship Arethusa
Boys in naval uniform exercise on the training ship Arethusa, moored on the Thames at Greenhithe and run by the National Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Children

Background imageHomeless Collection: Rough sleeping, London, early 1900s

Rough sleeping, London, early 1900s Date: early 1900s

Background imageHomeless Collection: Sleeping rough in London

Sleeping rough in London Date: early 1900s

Background imageHomeless Collection: WW2, Homes For Evacuated Children

WW2, Homes For Evacuated Children
This illustration shows a mother providing meals and a place to live for poor children who have been rendered homeless by WW2 raids. Date: circa 1941

Background imageHomeless Collection: WW2 Rest Centre

WW2 Rest Centre
An illustration which shows some figures having drinks and a meal at a WW2 rest centre, who do admirable restorative work for the temporarily homeless. Date: circa 1941

Background imageHomeless Collection: Waifs and Strays appeal

Waifs and Strays appeal
Appeal for gifts on behalf of homeless wartime children. Date: 1940

Background imageHomeless Collection: Caricature illustration, The Optimist by Will Owen. Showing homeless man with handkerchief tied to

Caricature illustration, The Optimist by Will Owen. Showing homeless man with handkerchief tied to stick, asking grumpy banker with cigar for a loan

Background imageHomeless Collection: Eviction of squatters, Harrow Road, London

Eviction of squatters, Harrow Road, London, 17 June 1974 -- a policeman stands guard outside the property, from where all the squatters belongings have been put out on the pavement. Date: 1974

Background imageHomeless Collection: Squatters at Centrepoint, Central London

Squatters at Centrepoint, Central London
Squatters outside Centrepoint, Tottenham Court Road, Central London, 20 January 1976, with a large banner which reads: London Belongs to the People. Date: 1974

Background imageHomeless Collection: Politics Political People London 1969 1960s 60s

Politics Political People London 1969 1960s 60s
politics, political, people, london, 1969, 1960s, 60s, sixties, housing, problem, problems, street, property, georgian, homeless, homelessness, squat, squatter, squatters, empty, building, buildings

Background imageHomeless Collection: Squatters protest, Battersea, South London

Squatters protest, Battersea, South London
Squatters protest, 78 Abercrombie Street, Battersea, South London, 8 December 1977. Squatters were resisting eviction by the Labour-run Wandsworth Council. Date: 1977

Background imageHomeless Collection: Politics Political People Demonstration March

Politics Political People Demonstration March
politics, political, people, demonstration, march, charity, shelter, support, homeless, august, 1977, 1970s, 70s, seventies, protest, housing, adults, children, poster, placard, posters, placards

Background imageHomeless Collection: Tokyo postman delivering letters to the rubble

Tokyo postman delivering letters to the rubble
Laden with letters from anxious enquiries from relatives. A Japanese postman amongst the ruins of where the house were once situated



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