Victorian London - Education - Education for the Poor - Cornhill and Lime-street Wards' Charity School
LAYING THE FIRST STONE OF THE CORNHILL AND LIME-STREET WARDS' CHARITY SCHOOL-HOUSE
The olden festival of Whitsuntide was commemorated in a truly Christian spirit, on Tuesday last, in the above locality of the City of London by founding a building, wherein the children of the poor are to be usefully educated. . . . a school for which purpose was established here so early as 1710. The small foundation has been, from time to time, nurtured by the bounty of public companies and the bequests of benevolent individuals.
[the article goes on to state that there are 40 boys and 40 girls at the school, ed.]
from The Illustrated London News, 1846