Plaque

Passmore Edwards Library, Baths and Washhouse

Camberwell Library and Baths
Passmore Edwards Library, Baths and Washhouse

Erection date: 1903

Inscription

Passmore Edwards Library, Baths and Washhouse
a 'one-stop shop', opened in 1903 on the corner of Wells Way and Neate Street. Partly funded by Victorian philanthropist John Passmore Edwards, its aim was to improve the health and leisure of working people, at a time when many houses lacked bathrooms, clothes-washing facilities and books.
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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:
Passmore Edwards Library, Baths and Washhouse

Subjects commemorated i

John Passmore Edwards

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

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Passmore Edwards Library, Baths and Washhouse

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Friends of Burgess Park

The Friends of Burgess Park are an association of people and other interested...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Passmore Edwards Library, Baths and Washhouse

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Camberwell Baths

Camberwell Baths

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

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Camberwell Library

Camberwell Library

Borough of Camberwell Public Library This foundation stone was laid July 25 1...

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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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