Geffrye Museum

One of the pleasures of today was walking past the Geffrye Museum and seeing how the crisp November sun lit up the space in front of the early eighteenth-century almshouses.   They were built out of a bequest from Sir Robert Geffrye, a big wheel in the Ironmonger’s Company, Lord Mayor in 1674 and died in 1703, leaving the residue of his estate to be used to construct fourteen almshouses, with a chapel in the middle and a statue commemorating the founder:

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