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Coram's Children - The Story of the Foundling Hospital 
Saturday 18 August 2018, 13:30 - 16:00
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Jane King will recount the struggle of Thomas Coram at the beginning of the 18th century to establish the Foundling Hospital - Britain's first and only home solely for illegitimate children - and how the babies left there were brought up. Jane will describe the involvement of William Hogarth and his fellow artists, and why the Hospital became Britain's first public art gallery, and examine the contribution of George Frideric Handel through his fund-raising concerts which established a rich musical tradition at the Hospital. Jane will also cover the continuing work of Coram as a pioneering children's charity.

Location Turnfurlong Junior School, Turnfurlong Lane, Aylesbury, Bucks., HP21 7PL
Contact http://www.bucksfhs.org.uk/meetings
Visitors are very welcome. Entrance is £2 for members or £4 for non-members (or why not take out an annual membership from as little as £6). Stay for a cup of tea and a chat afterwards.

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