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Mr & Mrs Lionel Barnett

Mr & Mrs Lionel Barnett

Started 21/10/1871, 146 years ago

We can find no information about "Mrs" but the Encyclopaedia Judaica lists a Lionel Barnett that could be our Lionel and Wikipedia adds some details:  Orientalist.  Born Liverpool.  Joined the Brit...

Group, Benefactor

1 memorial

George Frederick Bodley

George Frederick Bodley

Died 21/10/1907, 110 years ago

Ecclesiastical architect. Born Hull.  George Gilbert Scott was his brother-in-law's brother and encouraged him to take up architecture and took him on as his first pupil.  Initially practiced in Br...

Person, Architecture

2 memorials

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Born 21/10/1772, 245 years ago

Born, Ottery St. Mary, Devon. Died London. Poet and critic.

Person, Poetry, Seriously Famous, Literature

3 memorials

The Drum

The Drum

Started 21/10/1942, 75 years ago

World War II air raid shelter.

Building, Community / Clubs

1 memorial

Foyles Literary Lunches

Foyles Literary Lunches

Started 21/10/1930, 87 years ago

Created by Christina Foyle (daughter of William), the first guest of honour was Lord Justice Darling who spoke to 200 at the Holborn Restaurant.  The Lunches were very successful and moved to the n...

Event, Literature

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