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Bow Heritage Bow Heritage at police station

Plaque: Bow Heritage

Inscription

Starting point for the heritage trail.
The area now known as Bow has long been a scene of human activity. The first known local settlement was that of the Romans around the "Old Ford" on the River Lee. Medieval Bow grew up with the building of Bow Bridge in the reign of Henry I. The name "Bow" may be derived from the distinctive arched shape of this original bridge. Much of Bow's original character is a result of the great building activities of the Victorian era.

Site: Bow Heritage at police station (1 memorial)

E3, Bow Road, Police Station

The plaque doesn't mention the building it's on - the Bow Police station, built in 1903 by John Dixon Butler and temporary prison to Sylvia Pankhurst in 1913 when she was arrested for breaking windows.

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Bow Heritage

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King Henry I

King of England 1100 - 1135.  Fourth son of William the Conqueror, possibly b...

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Old Ford on River Lee

This is, approximately, the area where the Greenway crosses the River Lea, E3...

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Bow Heritage

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Tower Hamlets Council

The name was originally applied to the Tower division of the county of Middle...

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