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New Book: The Early History of the Bradfield Club in Peckham

19 Oct 2023
Heritage

In Malcolm Tozer's recent book 'Bright the Vision: Public School Missions from the Victorian Age' he includes a section on 'The Bradfield Mission Club in Peckham', the fore-runner of the current Bradfield Club in Peckham.

'As part of a wider movement among nineteenth-century British public schools to alleviate the plight of the urban poor and spread Christianity, in 1894 Bradfield founded a Home Mission in London. Initially it was based in the parish of St Chrysostom, Peckham. By 1912, under Headmaster Harold Costley-White, the school wished “to take a more active and personal part in the work” and adopted St Luke’s Working Lads’ Club, which became the Bradfield Mission Club. It still thrives today as The Bradfield Club with the support of the school among other partners, read more...

If you are interested in the work of  The Bradfield Club visit their webpage to see how the club still supports the local community in Southwark and if you are interested in becoming involved in the club do email bradfieldsociety@bradfieldcollege.org.uk and will pass your details on.

Find out more and order the book by Malcolm Tozer here 'Bright the Vision: Public Schools Missions from the Victorian Age (Paperback) 

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