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Our first Ghost Hunt / Paranormal Event for 2011 is at the The Ragged School

Our first Ghost Hunt / Paranormal Event for 2011 is at the The Ragged School in London.

The Ragged School London Overnight Ghost Hunt

The Ragged School London Overnight Ghost Hunt – Saturday 8th January 2011

This Grade II listed building now well known as the Ragged School Museum was once known as the free or “ragged “school for the poor and destitute children of the East End of London and was occupied by the famous Dr Thomas Barnardo from 1877 to 1908 Fully intending to train as a doctor Thomas Barnardo came to London from his home city of Dublin in 1866, sadly what he found was a city where there was disease and poverty amongst families and any education for poor children was just not available.
Thomas Barnardo gave up his medical training and in 1867 opened his first “ragged school” where poor children aged 5 – 10 years could gain a free basic education have Breakfast ,Dinner and help them to find their first job when they left the school once their education had ceased.