Suffer the Little Children – the Chester Foundling Hospital

The next meeting of the Society will be held on Tuesday, 11 July at 7.30 pm at the Weaverham Primary Academy on Northwich Road, CW8 3BD.

On the 11th we will have Anthony Annakin Smith, a local historian, who will be talking about the Foundling Hospital in Chester.  This hospital was established in 1763 to take the overflow of babies left at the London Hospital which, as part of its funding, was required to admit any infant that arrived on its doorstep. 

Chester Blue Coat School

Initially the Chester Blue Coat School agreed to loan part of its building and by March 1763 there was a ward for 17 boys and another for 15 girls. Due to the withdrawal of government funding for the charity the Chester hospital ceased operation in July 1769.

Were they really the “good old days”?

We look forward to seeing you on 11 July.

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