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Plaque: Lankester plaque

Erection date: 1934


The above clock has been given as a memorial to Owen Lankester Esq. MRCS (Chairman of the Hospital, 1902 - 1933) by subscriptions from his friends.

Site: Lankester clock (2 memorials)

E1, Commercial Road

The plaque is on the wall at pedestrian eye height, immediately below the clock.

Numbers 384-392 did not become part of the hospital until 1926 though the building there is clearly a late Victorian construction.  You can see its west-most section in our photo.  At St George-in-the-East Church we learn its origin:  opened in 1898 by SPCK, the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, as its Training College for Lay Workers, providing accommodation for 40 students.  When qualified they assisted the clergy and were known as Lay Readers or Licensed Lay Ministers.

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East End Maternity Hospital

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Dr Owen Lankester

Chairman of the East End Maternity Hospital, 1902 - 1933.  His obituary in Me...

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East End Maternity Hospital

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