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Plaque: Bermondsey Library - foundation stone

Erection date: 1891


This public library was erected 1890-1.
A. Lafone, MP - Chairman
S. B. Bevington
G. J. Cooper
J. Dumphreys
J. Eastty
F. H. Ebsworth
W. Hunt
D. McCarthy
W. W. Tyler

J. Johnson ARIBA - Arch.
F. & H. F. Higgs - Builders
J. Harrison - Hon. Secretary

Site: Bermondsey Library - key stone busts (7 memorials)

SE16, Spa Road, Old Bermondsey Library / Kagyu Samye Dzong Buddhist centre

The busts are on the keystones of the library first floor window arches, numbered left to right.  Ornamental Passions has posted about this building and also fails to identify number 5. The building was designed in 1890-2 by John Johnson and opened by John Lubbock.  The library closed in 1989.

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F. & H. F. Higgs

Building firm, active at least 1890 - 1909.

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Samuel Bourne Bevington

VD, JP.  Son of James Bevington.   A member of the Bermondsey leather manufac...

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Dr George Cooper

George Joseph Cooper. First a medical doctor then councillor for Bermondsey, ...

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John Dumphreys

Born Bermondsey as John Molesworth Thomas Dumphreys. Member of the Commission...

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J. Eastty

Member of the Commissioners of the 1890 Bermondsey Library. c.1894-5 a J. Ea...

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Bermondsey Library - 1 - Homer

We would not describe this face as ugly so it can't be Socrates. We reckon i...

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Bermondsey Library - 3 - Victoria

Poor dear, we've seen her looking better.

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Bermondsey Library - 5 - unknown

The weather has removed all the hair and costume details which are essential ...

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