Trinity Green

I walked past the almshouses at Trinity Green this afternoon.   They looked particularly fine in the late autumn sun, with the grass grown long in front of the chapel.   Established by the will of Captain Henry Mudd of Ratcliffe for ’28 decayed masters and commanders of ships or the widows of such’, there are model ships, fibreglass copies of the marble originals, on the parapet.   What is not recorded is that the almshouses were saved as a result of the energies of C.R. Ashbee who wrote The Trinity Hospital in Mile End:  An object lesson in national history as the first volume of the Survey of London, published in 1896 by his Guild of Handicraft in Bow:

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2 thoughts on “Trinity Green

  1. Roger Bowdler says:

    Well said: what I love about Ashbee is that he linked appreciation and study, with practical protection too. The two seem so often divorced nowadays.

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