Building    From 1892  To 1967

Bermondsey Settlement

The Settlement Movement began in England and the U.S.A in the 1880s and peaked around the 1920s. Its aim was to get the rich and poor in society to live more closely together in an interdependent community. It established 'settlement houses' in poor urban areas, in which middle-class volunteers would live, and share their knowledge and culture, in the hope of alleviating the poverty of their low-income neighbours. The Bermondsey Settlement was founded by the  Reverend John Scott Lidgett. Doctor Alfred Salter and his wife Ada were prominent members.

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Bermondsey Settlement

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Doctor Alfred Salter - SE1

Alfred Salter Playground Dr Alfred Salter studied medicine at Guy's Hospital ...

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friendship of the English speaking peoples

friendship of the English speaking peoples

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Concept, Community / Clubs, Politics & Administration

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Charles W. Toms

Charles W. Toms

One of the Deacons at the Wandsworth chapel who provided lectures and popular entertainments during the week for the working classes. Active in 1883. Is it possible that he could be the Charles W. ...

Person, Community / Clubs, Politics & Administration

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Hiram Shorey

Hiram Shorey

Merchant tailor and co-founder of Rotary International. Born Hiram Elroy Shorey in Litchfield, Kennebec, Maine.

Person, Commerce, Community / Clubs, USA

1 memorial
George Bunting

George Bunting

From Orra: “George, an engineer by profession, was an easy-going, pipe smoking and puckish ‘mein host’.  His auburn close-cropped hair and goatee made him instantly recognizable, and his infectious...

Person, Art, Community / Clubs, India

1 memorial