Two former Foundlings will tell us what life was like for the children in Berkhamsted Foundling Hospital 1935-55. They will tell of the strict discipline and regimented life and the strict segregation of the boys from the girls. Little was known by the people of Berkhamsted about the children and why they were there, isolated from the town, an isolation which became more severe in the days of WWII. The hospital, now Ashlyns School, was purpose built to replace the London Hospital and to give the children the benefit of country air.
Running at 1.30pm & 3pm on 10th September
A Heritage Open Days Event
Booking required at the links below.