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St John of Wapping School

St John of Wapping School

The school was originally founded in 1695, although its first location is unknown, as is its closure date. The bluecoat statues are probably the finest examples in London.

Building, Education

3 memorials

Adam Meere

Adam Meere

Died while fighting a fire with Bill Faust, see there for details.  Aged 27, Meere had only completed his basic training a few months before.

Person, Tragedy, Armed Forces

1 memorial

Bill Faust

Bill Faust

Died with Adam Meere in a fire in Bethnal Green, which started in the basement of a children's clothes shop, Sohan and Sons, and spread to the flat above.  They rescued two men, who lived there, fr...

Person, Armed Forces, Tragedy

1 memorial

John Henry Buxton

John Henry Buxton

Our colleague, Andrew Behan, did some searching and at the Cambridge Alumni Database he found a John Henry Buxton who was a trustee of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Associati...

Person, Benefactor

1 memorial

horses killed and injured in the terrorist bombing at Hyde Park

horses killed and injured in the terrorist bombing at Hyde Park

Seven horses were killed by the bomb or as an act of mercy shortly after.  One, Sefton, was critically injured but survived to become a celebrity.  Our picture of Sefton comes from a page describin...

Animal, Tragedy, Animals

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