'No Begging' Sign
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.
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