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Margery Allingham

Margery Allingham

Writer. Born Margery Louise Allingham in Ealing. Initially she studied drama and speech-training to cure a stammer. She turned to writing, and in 1929 published her first successful novel, 'The Cri...

Person, Literature

1 memorial

Sir Edward Henry

Sir Edward Henry

Metropolitan Police Commissioner 1903 - 1918, pioneer of fingerprint identification and saw the introduction of dogs into the force. Born Shadwell. Trained for the Indian Civil Service and went th...

Person, Armed Forces, Indian Sub-continent

1 memorial

Walter de la Mare

Walter de la Mare

Poet and writer.   Born 83 Maryon Road, Charlton.  Best known poem "The Listeners" ("Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door ....).  Also lived at: 14 Thornsett Ro...

Person, Poetry

1 memorial

Joseph Aloysius Hansom

Joseph Aloysius Hansom

Architect, founder/editor of The Builder and inventor of the Hansom cab.  Born York as Josephus Aloysius Handsom(e) into a Roman Catholic family.   Made a habit of snatching failure from the jaws o...

Person, Architecture, Transport

1 memorial

T. A. Greeves

T. A. Greeves

Architect and artist. Born Thomas Affleck Greeves. Studied at the Cambridge School of Architecture, but never actually designed any functional buildings. Instead he produced a series of fantastical...

Person, Architecture, Art

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