by Raymond Hill
Photograph - Photography
Squires Almshouse, located at the end of Church Path in Walthamstow, stands as a historical testament to generosity. Established in 1795 by Mary Squire of Newington in Surrey, these almshouses were created to provide housing for six widows of local tradesmen. A plaque on the building commemorates Mary Squire's enduring act of charity. Each of the six almshouses consisted of a single room equipped with a bedstead, stove, and a large water tub, serving as a dignified refuge for those in need and embodying the spirit of community support in Walthamstow.
October 2nd, 2023
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