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Reference NumberW/GSM
LevelFonds
TitleRecords of the Good Shepherd Mission, Bethnal Green
Date(s)1850 - 1977
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Extent4 files, 44 volumes and 4 items
AdminHistoryIn 1850, a group of philanthropists including the Rev. William Tyler (who had been running a school for the poor in rented rooms since 1845) purchased the land on Albert Street, Spitalfields, on which The King Edward Ragged School/Institution was built. Its aims, in its annual report for the year 1851-52 were described as being "to impart moral and religious education to the young, and to alleviate the condition of the 'perishing and dangerous classes,' by affording shelter, food and employment for the most necessitous and deserving."

The George Yard Mission in 1923 and The Darby Street Mission, Stepney in May 1933 were absorbed into the King Edward Institution when they outgrew their resources. Then in 1933, the Tent Street Branch of the King Edward Institution outgrew its buildings and amalgamated with the Good Shepherd Mission on Three Colts Lane (which had been operating in Bethnal Green since 1855 and had already amalgamated with the Abbey Street Schools in 1894), becoming known as the King Edward Institution and Good Shepherd Mission.
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