Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.
Dockland Cricket in Alpha Road, Millwall, London in the 50s. I have a reoccurring dream about a scene just like this with the huge ship looming over the small terraced houses, very odd! Taken not far from where I was born