photographer John Thompson show the reality of existence in the when photography was in its infancy. In 1876 he set out with writer Adolphe Smith and together the pair spoke to people and the shots were later published in magazine, Street Life in London.
Hackney Hospital, formerly the Union Workhouse ~ built in 1841 as a workhouse. In the workhouse came under the control of the London County Council, becoming Hackney Hospital. The final hospital departments closed in Described as "arguably the
An old workhouse looms in the distance. When the poor entered the workhouses, families would be separated, many never to see one another again, as well known, charlie chaplin grew up within one of these horrible places