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Exhibition remembers London's abandoned children


The poignant tokens left behind by mothers forced to abandon their babies in 18th-century England, are on display in a new exhibition at the Foundling Museum in London.

The museum is built on the site of the old Foundling Hospital, a children's charity created by the philanthropist Thomas Coram.

It was supported by such famous names as the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel.

Emily Buchanan has been along to have a look.

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