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Title
 
'No Begging' Sign
1870s
Description
 
This notice hung outside the Whitgift Almshouses in the 1870s. It reads: ""NOTICE The Police are directed to remove STREET MUSICIANS & BEGGARS Persons are requested not to encourage them by giving Money to either. By order of the Croydon Local Board of Health. Henry Richards, Clerk."" It looks as though this notice was originally plain wood with brown lettering. At some point it was painted black and the lettering was painted a very dark blue.
Date
 
1869 - 1880
Material
 
Wood
Theme
 
National & International | Politics & Economy
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 2 | Kiosk 4
Type
 
MUSEUM OBJECTS
Level
 
Item
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service