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Campaigner. Born in Finsbury. In 1996 she was the driving force behind the establishment of the Spa Green Management Organisation, a tenant-run group which looks after this council estate.
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Physiologist and anthropologist. Born Aberdeenshire. Trained as a doctor and practiced in Siam but returned to become an academic and researched in the fields of anatomy, physiology, palaeontology ...
Person, Science, Medicine, Scotland
Saint. Also known as Ercenwald, Earconwald, Eorcenwald and Erconwald. Born at Lindsey, Lincolnshire. He helped establish two Benedictine abbeys; Chertsey Abbey for men and Barking Abbey for women. ...
Former royal monastery. Founded by St Erkenwald. Destroyed by the Danes it was rebuilt in the 10th century. William the Conqueror stayed here after his coronation in 1066. It followed the Rule of...
Building, Architecture, Religion
Church. Originally a small chapel built outside the walls of Barking Abbey. Altered and enlarged in the 15th and 16th centuries. Captain Cook was married here in 1762.
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Died: 14/2/2003, 13 years ago
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