It is not often that, when the old almshouses vanish, the neighbourhood benefits to such an extent. What will be the fate of the Ironmongers' Almshouses in Kingsland Road, between Shoreditch and Dalston ? A large board in the garden that fronts the street announces the site is for sale !
[Founded by Robert Geffrye in 1715. The Almshouses were converted to what is now the Geffrye Museum in 1914. The Museum maintains a series of period gardens]