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bluecoat school, westminster, london

bluecoat school, westminster, london
founded in 1688 by william greene, owner of watney's brewery, and built 1709 on caxton street. in common with the first bluecoat school , christ's hospital, the boys wore a uniform of breeches with silver buttons, a blue frock coat with neck bands, and yellow socks to deter vermin.

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