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Charles Dickens – supporter of Ragged Schools

In 1843, Charles Dickens visited the Field Lane Ragged School and was so shocked and moved by what he saw there, he decided to write a pamphlet about it. Instead though he penned ‘A Christmas Carol’ as he thought he could reach more people through a novel. An intriguing connection is that John Pounds set…

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Hampshire Old Maps

If you have a family history connection to the county of  Hampshire in the UK, then this site will give you a brilliant head start in discovering more about the county. The aim of the site is to bring together items in the map collection of Hampshire County Council Museums Service and therefore make them…

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