Plaque

George Lansbury - Serpentine

Inscription

George Lansbury, 1859 -1940, who made this bathing-shore for our enjoyment.

Site: Serpentine Lido (2 memorials)

W2, Hyde Park, Serpentine Lido, Lansbury's Lido

The Lido Pavilion was built in 1930 to provide mixed bathing and sunbathing facilities. As the First Commissioner of Works, in the Depression, Lansbury was keen to improve recreational facilities and appealed for funds. Mr D'Arcy Cooper responded with £5,000 and the Pavilion was built in memory of his son.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
George Lansbury - Serpentine

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George Lansbury

Born Suffolk. Member of the Poplar Borough Council 1903 - 1940, Mayor 1919 - ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
George Lansbury - Serpentine

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Captain J. O. Cooper

Captain J. O. Cooper

The poem is part of ‘Riddles’, R.F.C. by John Drinkwater, 1918.

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