The Story of Isabella Mary Beeton and the Hatch End Soup Kitchen of 1858

Chimneys and factory stacks billowing out into the night; corridors of tall, blackened brick buildings and wide, packed streets; dark and gloomy but for the white of the snow and the flames of gaslight; people, orphans, huddled together, wrapped in as many layers as they can get their hands on – cold, and hungry; starving […]

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