Building    From 1901  To 1962

Bow Library

Categories: Community / Clubs

One of many public libraries founded by John Passmore Edwards. Designed by S. B. Russell, it is a Grade II listed building and features the ornate 'Macullum' clock, which is named after a local philanthropist. After its opening, it soon proved to be too small and was extended. 1962 the library moved out to another extension in Stafford Road leaving this building as Vernon Hall. In 2002 it reopened as the first 'Ideas Store', offering adult education classes, library services and a café. The picture shows an original drawing for the library, although the cartouche plaque on the gable and the cupola were not included in the finished building.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Bow Library

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Bow Library

{On the central plaque:} This stone was laid by J. Passmore Edwards Esq 19 Oc...

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Vernon Hall

Vernon Hall Roman Road Formerly Bow Library from 1901 to 1962. Two thirds of ...

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Other Subjects

Elgar Plaque Fund

Elgar Plaque Fund

We cannot find any information about this group, so presumably it is now defunct.

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Inland Waterways Association

Inland Waterways Association

Formed to campaign for the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and sensitive development of British canals and rivers. One of its founders was the author Robert Aickman. The author Elizabet...

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Black Music Congress, etc.

Black Music Congress, etc.

A number of groups related to black music history seem to have come and gone; it's difficult to disentangle them. These links were working in 2021: Black History Month, IRDUK (mentioned on the post...

Group, Community / Clubs, Music / songs, Race Issues

1 memorial
Tsunami Support UK

Tsunami Support UK

2011: "The Tsunami Support Network, coordinated by the British Red Cross, has now passed on its activities to an elected committee aimed at continuing to help provide support for families and indiv...

Group, Community / Clubs, Tragedy

1 memorial
Ravensbourne Geological Society
1 memorial