'The Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Journeymen' was founded in Kentish Town on 10 February 1837


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'The Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Journeymen' was founded in Kentish Town on 10 February 1837.

The asylum consisted of the chapel and ten houses; the dwelling at the south end being appropriated for the chaplain. Each house consisted of eight rooms, two being allotted to each pensioner.

As reported in 1843, there were thirty-six male pensioners and their wives in the asylum. In addition to the apartments, each pensioner received 8 shillings a week plus coal.


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