Long-gone East End London
March 7, 1939: "Children who are small enough to pass under an archway in Bow, east London, qualify for a weekly parcel of toys. In 1907 the headmistress of Devons Primary School in Bow, Clara Grant, set up a wooden arch on the pavement, inscribed with ‘Enter all ye children small, None can come who are too tall’. Any child able to pass through the arch without bending could receive a parcel of toys for a farthing. These parcels quickly became known as Farthing Bundles and Clara Gran"
Spitalfields nippers: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures
SPITALFIELDS NIPPERS: London's poorest children in the early 1900s – in pictures. So many children did not have shoes to wear or different clothes to change in to. Food was scarce. This little girl poses for picture 'dressed up' in her hat. Her expression gives us an idea about what she may be feeling. I just want to hug her and bring her home to love.♡.•°¨`❤.