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The Gravel Pit Chapel

The Gravel Pit Chapel was home to a radical religious congregation, now buried in a walled-off graveyard in Hackney.

Shacklewell School

Shacklewell was the first official Quaker school for girls, established by George Fox, the founder of Quakerism, in 1668.

The Salmon School

In the 17th century, the Salmon school was one of the biggest and most renowned girls’ schools in the London area and the country. The school taught girls from middling and elite families for approximately 40 years.

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Christian Aid’s first shop

Where today we find Chanel, between 1964 and 1970 we would have found the first Christian Aid shop. This was not, however, quite like the charity shops so familiar to us now.