The Ragged School - The Ghost Book
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The Ragged School

The Ragged School
LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION: Mile End, London, UK

DATE BUILT: Sometime in mid 1800s. The school opened in 1867.  

GRADE LISTED: Grade II

RUINED: No

ORIGINAL PURPOSE: The building was originally warehouses.  

OTHER USES: Dr Thomas Barnardo opened The Ragged School to educate destitute children. The school closed in 1908 due to the increase of government schools. Whilst it was in use as a school, the building was also used for a Factory Girls Club & Institute teaching factory workers to sew and write. A Working Lads Institute later formed in 1884. 

After the closure of the school, the building was used for a time as a factory, but also lay empty for some time. 

The Ragged School Museum Trust saved the buildings from demolition and a museum opened in 1990.  

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE: Unknown, but as Mile End dates back to a hamlet in 1288, there is a good chance that something occupied the site previously. 

HISTORY

INTERESTING FACTS:

CLAIM TO FAME: The school was famous for being the largest ragged school in London. 

GRIZZLY HISTORY: As it was common for workers at ragged schools to be volunteers, we would like to think that the children’s well being was in their best interests. However, it is unlikely that this was always the case. A medium visiting the Ragged School picked up on residual feelings of child molestation. 

DEATHS: Unknown. 

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• A dirty washer woman.

• A strict headmaster.

• A grumpy caretaker.

• Children 

• A Roman Soldier.

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS: Reports of hauntings began as the museum took over the building.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible: Crying and laughing heard. Heavy footsteps heard. A phantom bell is heard ringing.

Visual: Full bodied apparitions of children. Dark, floating shadows seen.

Intelligent:

Sensory: Extreme temperature changes. Strong, unexplainable breezes felt. 

Poltergeist: –

Technological: Clear EVPs recorded.

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THE RAGGED SCHOOL GHOST HUNTS

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PHOTOS & VIDEOS OF INTEREST

Photographer: Bev Williams

Photographer: Bev Williams
EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Have you had a spooky experience at The Ragged School?

Would you like your story published on The Ghost Book? Then get in touch! 

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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

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FOOD & DRINK SERVED: No

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: No

THE RAGGED SCHOOL

46-50 Copperfield Road

London

E3 4RR

UK