In a world of inequality it is important not just to remember but to celebrate philanthropy. Today we owe much to those who have sought to make life more bearable for the disadvantaged. London offers many examples of ventures, past and present, which have done just that.
These tours show us that no effort is too small if there’s a desire to help. And the common factor is people making themselves available for others.
The Battle for Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green was a semi-rural hamlet when the growing metropolis of London absorbed it. This tour explores how this East End parish struggled with the problems caused by the pressures of the new urban context.
Helping Hands in the City
This tour visits sites in the City of London connected with philanthropic ventures. In doing so it uncovers some surprising helping hands. Indeed, it shows how helping others begins usually just by being there.
Reaching into the Abyss
Whitechapel and Spitalfields were places of poverty and disease which London’s expansion made worse. But Londoners were reaching out to help those living in the dark shadow clinging to the north-eastern corner of the City.
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Picture of Queen Adelaide’s Dispensary © 2015 Ana Figueiredo