You may not know the story of the Fegan Society which took children from the streets of London from the 1870’s and gave them education and support. The society is still active supporting children.
The original base for the charity was what is now Blantyre prison and elements of the original buildings can still be seen. James Fegan and his family are buried in St Mary’s churchyard.
You can find out more from an exhibition in Tunbridge Wells which will take your through this story. Seasons of Change: The Fegans’ Story, Tunbridge Wells, 13th – 18th March