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The Eastmoor site housed 160 young offenders in its operational heydey; being created in the wake of the Reformatory Schools Act 1854. The Industrial Revolution saw the population of England's cities grow at an unprecedented rate. There was a subsequent increase in poverty and the Victorian workhouses were filled with new inmates, many with children who had no vocation or hope for the future. A potential lifestyle for desperate youths in such an unfortunate situation would be one of crime - reformatories like these sought to remove children from that path.

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Taken on September 13, 2009