Ainger Road, NW3

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Arthur Campbell Ainger (July 4, 1841 – October 26, 1919) was an assistant master at Eton College and a writer of hymns, most notably God Is Working His Purpose Out and the school song.  His father was Reverend Thomas Ainger, the vicar of Hampstead, who in 1846 founded the local Provident Dispensary for the poor. This is on the Eton estate, so-named because the land around Chalk Farm, which had previously been owned by St James’s Leper Hospital, was left as an endowment to the newly formed school by its founder Henry VI in 1449.

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