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Copeland China Pint Tankard for Christs Hospital School with the Dormitory number (Ward number)

It was used for drinking weak ale, the standard drink in 19th century as it was less polluted than water!

Christ’s Hospital (CH) is one of the famous Royal Hospitals of London, whose foundation marked the beginning of the social services in Tudor England. Inspired by a sermon by Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, the young King Edward VI instructed the Lord Mayor, Sir Richard Dobbs, to appoint a committee of leading citizens to consider remedies and relief for the City’s homeless and poor. Their work, and subsequently their philanthropy, led to the founding of the five great Hospitals all supporting different needs. CH, established in the monastery of the Grey Friars in Newgate Street, embraced the task of educating and nourishing the destitute children of the City and took children of all social backgrounds and ages.

In November 1552, CH opened its doors to 380 pupils and, within a year, the number had increased to over 500.

In 1902, the school moved to Horsham and is still there, now for boys and girls

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This mug is in perfect, unused condition


Dimensions: Height 12cm, Max diameter with handle 14.5, Diameter at base 11.5cm, Holds 1 pint

'Christs Hospital' School Copeland Pint Mug

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