Plaque

Charles Booth - SE17

Erection date: 14/6/1902

Inscription

Opened June 14, 1902 by Charles Booth, founder of the Science of Cities, and by the Bishop of Hereford.

Site: Robert Browning Settlement, Booth and pensions (3 memorials)

SE17, Walworth Road, 195

In 1958 this building opened as Herbert Morrison House, 195, Walworth Road - the Labour Party headquarters until the 1990s.

At some point in the past its address seems to have been 3 Browning Street.

Previously called York Street, in 1937 the street was named for Robert Browning who, in 1812, was baptised in the nonconformist chapel shown on this 1895 map

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Charles Booth - SE17

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Robert Browning Settlement

Inspired by East End schemes such as Toynbee Hall, this Settlement was establ...

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Charles Booth - SE17

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Charles Booth

Philanthropist and shipowner. Born 27 Bedford North Street, Liverpool. On his...

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Charles Booth - SE17

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Pensions plaque

Pensions plaque

The East London Record, No 15, 1991, in an article by Harold Finch entitled "...

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Robert Browning Settlement

Robert Browning Settlement

The quotation is from Browning's poem 'Saul': "I have gone the whole round o...

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