Plaque

Camberwell Library

Erection date: 25/7/1901

Inscription

Borough of Camberwell Public Library
This foundation stone was laid July 25 1901 by J. Passmore Edwards Esq., the donor of the building which has been erected on land generously given by the right honourable the Lord Llangattock.
Matthew Wallace, JP - Mayor
Charles William Tagg - Town Clerk
Maurice B. Adams FRIBA and William Oxtoby AMICE - Joint architects

Site: Camberwell Library and Baths (4 memorials)

SE5, Wells Way

The library is the northern building, pools to the south.  The Library plaque is below the bay window. The Baths plaque is on the white stone between the two entrances. They were laid on the same day.

The entrance to the library is around the northern corner, in what is now Burgess Park. The entrance to the Baths, on Wells Road, is delightfully ornamented with carvings by Gunthorpe and Horsman of mermaids in watery foliage clutching their tails, and faces of a boy and of a girl peering out from behind similar foliage, appropriately above the words 'Men' and 'Women'.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Camberwell Library

Subjects commemorated i

John Passmore Edwards

Political and social reformer, politician, peace activist, and anti-slavery c...

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Lord Llangattock, John Rolls

Landowner, Conservative politician, socialite, local benefactor and agricultu...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Camberwell Library

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Maurice Adams

Architect. Born Maurice Bingham Adams. He was instrumental in the founding of...

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William Oxtoby, A.M.I.C.E.

Appointed Surveyor/Engineer for the Borough of Camberwell c.1898. William Ox...

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Charles William Tagg

Camberwell Town Clerk in 1901. We found our man at Ratcliffe History: "Charle...

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Matthew Wallace - Camberwell

First Camberwell Mayor 1900-01. We think Matthew Wallace may be the same man ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Camberwell Library

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Camberwell Baths

Camberwell Baths

Borough of Camberwell Lady Llangattock laid this foundation stone of these pu...

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Passmore Edwards Library, Baths and Washhouse

Passmore Edwards Library, Baths and Washhouse

Passmore Edwards Library, Baths and Washhouse a 'one-stop shop', opened in 19...

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Samuel Jones and Company

Samuel Jones and Company

This magnificent tiled butterfly is indeed a Camberwell Beauty. Moved here af...

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