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Bank of England

Londonist have an interesting post about animals at the Bank of England.

The Guardian, 16 April 2022, reporting on an exhibition at the Bank of England, informed that the Bank once owned 599 slaves.  In the early 1770s a merchant company defaulted on loans made by the Bank, and so the Bank became the owner of two plantations in Grenada along with the slaves there held. In 1790 the Bank sold the plantations to James Baillie, who shortly after became MP for Horsham. The article quotes a historian making the point that most UK financial institutions operating at that time would have had some involvement in the slave trade.

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Bank of England

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Cornhill pump

We understand "the neighbouring fire officers" to mean the four fire assuranc...

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Sebastian Earl

Sebastian Earl

We really don't know if the Sebastian Earl who unveiled the stone at the Hornsey YMCA is the rowing businessman with the same name but the dates look right and it's an unusual name. Our colleague, ...

Person, Commerce, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Tea Trade in London

Tea Trade in London

The following text is taken from the Shoreditch plaque: This plaque commemorates 350 years of the tea industry in the City of London. The industry was spread over Plantation House (now Plantation ...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink, Industry

3 memorials
J. Lyons & Co. Cadby Hall

J. Lyons & Co. Cadby Hall

From our picture source: "In July 1894 Lyons bought two acres of land, occupied by a former piano showroom with its manufacturing buildings, known as Cadby Hall." That very informative site goes on...

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Royal Opera Arcade

Royal Opera Arcade

Designed by John Nash, completed in 1816-18, considered to be London's oldest existing arcade having survived a fire, dereliction and the blitz. See Her Majesty's Theatre for the history of the bui...

Building, Architecture, Commerce

1 memorial