• Philanthropy and the children of the streets: the Chester Ragged School Society, 1851-1870

      Swift, Roger; Chester College of Higher Education (University of Liverpool Press, 1996-10-01)
      This book chapter discusses the Chester Ragged School Society which was founded in 1851 to instruct poor children, especially those who had no other means of obtaining an education. The contribution this movement made to the education and welfare of street children within the context of philanthropic endeavour in mid-Victorian England is discussed.