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Mr Monkey at the Geffrye Museum

"It's a peaceful place now, anyway"

Mr Monkey looking towards the main range of the almshouses Mr Monkey in front of the chapel of the almshouses

When Sir Robert Geffrye died in 1704, he left most of his £13,000 fortune to charity. Some of the money went to setting up some almhouses in the countryside outside London. When no-one was looking, London got a lot bigger and the area got unhealthier, so the almhouse people were moved out and the almhouses were turned into a museum. This made sense to someone, obviously.

You can read about the museum at the Geffrye museum website.

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