Sir Benjamin Stone, 'The Wayfarer's Dole. St Cross Hospital

Sir Benjamin Stone, 'The Wayfarer's Dole. St Cross Hospital

Sir Benjamin Stone
'The Wayfarer's Dole. St Cross Hospital, Winchester. The "Horn of Beer" and "Piece of White Bread" given on knocking at the Porter's Hatchway is one of the last instances of that old time charity which made provision for all comers. 1904'
Winchester, Hampshire, England
1904
Platinum print
Museum no. E.2379-2000

St Cross Hospital, founded in 1132, is England's oldest almshouse. It is still home to twenty-five 'brothers' and the Wayfarer's Dole is still given to travellers. Here, the tradition is being performed for Stone's camera.