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Mr Monkey in London, March 2nd

"They're nice enough builidngs"

Mr Monkey looking at some Peabody Trust flats Mr Monkey peering over a wall at the old Hugh Myddleton school

Mr Monkey left the church and trotted along through Clerkenwell Close, stopping to look at flats built by the Peabody Trust, a charity founded by an American philanthropist, George Peabody, in 1862. Round the corner he looked at the Hugh Myddleton School, which has been converted into flats. Myddleton was famous for bringing fresh water into London via the New River in the 17th century, so Mr Monkey thinks he probably deserved to have a school named after him.

You can read all about the charity at the Peabody Trust website.

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