Foundling Voices

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An exhibition based on the experiences of 74 former foundlings who were brought up in care at the Foundling Hospital in the first half of the twentieth century. The show is divided into five themes: 'early life', 'school life', 'into the world', 'search for birth families' and 'reflections'. Audio interviews, photographs and films illustrate the lives of the former foundlings, now aged between 68 and 98 years-old, who all started their education in the care of the Hospital and, at the age of 15, either joined the armed forces or went into service.


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