Monday, 25 March 2013

Fate, Hope and Charity




Sending you (if you have a mo) to an excellent post by the wondrous Flamin Nora ... her latest post is a review of the Fate, Hope and Charity Exhibition at the The Foundling Museum which I am hoping to visit soon.   Interesting and heartbreaking history.
Thanks for stopping by. x
Image from Foundling Museum website

8 comments:

Flaming Nora said...

Thanks Viv! take lots of tissues when you go. xxx

Flutterby Patch said...

I was a young child in the late 1950s when I first saw this poignant display of sad little items and the memory remains as vivid as ever. My parents were 'choosing' a baby to adopt from a long line of cribs. How times have changed since then. Anyone interested in the history of the foundling home and the way things have 'slowly' progressed since the 1740s might want to read this.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Londons-Forgotten-Children-Foundling-Hospital/dp/0752442449/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364204007&sr=1-1

thriftwood said...

I've been hearing quite a bit about The Fondling Museum lately ... a place I wold so like to visit, but I find it incredibly sad that the tokens left by the mothers were never given to the babies. Looking forward to your post and I'm going to pop over to Flaming Nora right away.

Love Claire xx

Joanna said...

Thank you for sending me over to Flaming Nora. I found her review of the exhibition really interesting and I'll try and get to it myself over the Easter school break. Problem is, I find myself blubbering at even advertisements on the tv so how on earth am I going to hold it together at this emotion-wrencher?!

I loved the blog too!

x

Jayne said...

Will pop over and have a look. One of my tutor's did an exhibition of work inspired by the Foundling Museum it was really touching and beautiful. x

Dotty said...

Thanks for pointing this out. How sad xx

The Cloth Shed said...

Somewhere I've must visit next time I am in London. With a packet of tissues in my pocket.....
Julie x

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

Thank you for sharing the lovingly written piece by Nora. I must get there, and am so very glad that this exists to remember. Minerva ~