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St Luke's Millwall schoolchildren holiday on the River Thames antique print 1872

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St Luke's Day and  Sunday School children from Millwall on the Isle of Dogs on holiday on the River Thames. Antique print published in 'The Graphic' in 1872. 

The ship that the children were passing in this engraving was HMS Goliath a Royal Navy ship of the line launched at Chatham in 1842. In 1870, she was converted into a pauper training ship for workhouse boys. Goliath was destroyed by fire on 22 December 1875 while at anchor in the River Thames near Grays. Of the approximately 500 on board, 23 boys were killed.

Image size 9x6 inches. Very good condition.

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