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Wyndham Lewis

Wyndham Lewis

Artist and writer. Born Percy Wyndham Lewis but he didn't like the Percy and dropped it. He was born in his wealthy American father's yacht off Amherst, Nova Scotia, to a British mother who left he...

Person, Art, Literature, USA

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James Walker

James Walker

Civil engineer. Born Falkirk and studied at Glasgow University. Came to London in 1800 where he became apprentice to his uncle Ralph Walker working on the construction of the West and East India Do...

Person, Engineering, Scotland

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London Docklands Development Corporation

London Docklands Development Corporation

We did not initially recognise this logo, on at least 8 plaques in the Surrey Docks area, and maybe others elsewhere. We tried Google's image search and the results made us laugh; being an array of...

Group, Property, History

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Michael Rizzello

Michael Rizzello

Sculptor. Born London, son of an Italian tailor. Served in the army 1944-8. Chose to follow his talent for art rather than that for singing. Began working for Madame Tussauds, and then worked for t...

Person, Sculpture

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Belair House

Belair House

Country villa. Originally called College Place. In 1947 Southwark Council purchased the lease but as the main building was in such a poor state it had to be rebuilt from ground level, retaining onl...

Building, Property

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