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Foundlings

Posted by Angela Margaret Rigley on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : thought 

 

I watched a programme on the BBC recently which showed The Foundling Hospital, set up in the eighteenth century, where mothers took or abandoned their babies either because they were unmarried or just too poor to keep them. It showed rows of children, girls on one side, all dressed exactly the same, and boys on the other. They interviewed one man who’d been brought up there and he said the feeling of being rejected had never left him. All the children used to dream of their mothers comin...


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