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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.

Shacklewell School

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

The Gravel Pit Chapel

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

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The Helmshore Riots and Mary Hindle’s Story

In 1826, there were large-scale riots at Helmshore. Half-starving handloom weavers attacked the machines which threatened their livelihoods. Mary Hindle, a local woman, got caught up in this rioting. Learn about her story, and about what eventually drove her to suicide.