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Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures

Horace Warner’s intimate portraits of London’s poorest children in the early 1900s

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Street orphans, Victorian London. Photo from G.F.A. Best's ''Shaftesbury''. UK's government is reducing the standard of living by dismantling the Health Service, reducing/removing Benefits, selling off National assets, and taxing workers to pay more for far less. The fittest will survive, but going backwards isn't progress, and contradicts the concept of civilized society. Those implementing such deprivation are protected by their social and economic position from any ill effects to…

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The Spitalfields Nippers...street children from London circa 1912, photographed by Horace Warner. These kids inspired the characters in Charles Dickens' novels.

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Street children of the Philippines,remind me why we should only be concerned about our own country?If I had a dollar for every time I heard this we would not have this problem.

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Spitalfields Nippers - Taken by Horace Warner in 1912 in Spitalfields England, these images of poverty stricken children show the horrible existences they had to endure just to survive.

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Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, "Oh, it was nothing. Someone had to look after the children."

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