Throwback Thursday: Bowtell’s “My Children” Statue, Duke of York Square, London

This statue, known as both “My Children” and “Two Pupils”, represents children from the Royal Military Asylum that was based at the Duke Of York’s Square, London. It’s full title was the Royal Military Asylum for the Children of Soldiers of the Regular Army and mostly educated children who were orphans or who had fathers serving overseas.

It was renamed the Duke of York’s Royal Military School in 1892 (when it became an all boys school) and relocated to Dover in 1909. It is still a school today, now sponsored by the Ministry of Defence, and girls have been admitted again since 1994.

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