A ‘Ragged School’ Gives U.K. Children A Taste Of Dickensian Destitution

Sally Armstrong, who plays the role of ragged school teacher Miss Perkins, stands her ground.

The East End of London was once synonymous with Dickensian squalor. Now it’s prime real estate. A tiny museum in the back streets shows schoolchildren what life was like in the past.

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