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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Disability Action Sutton

Disability Action Sutton

This group doesn't appear to exist any longer.

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Deptford History Group

Deptford History Group

2012: we can find no information about this group, so possibly it is no longer active.

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Czechoslovak Air Force Association

Czechoslovak Air Force Association

When Czechoslovakia was occupied by the Nazis, more than two thousand Czech airmen joined the Royal Air Force to fight the Germans, and many took part in the Battle of Britain.

Group, Armed Forces, Aviation, Community / Clubs, Czechoslovakia

1 memorial
Plastics Historical Society

Plastics Historical Society

First to draw attention to the heritage of the plastics industry and to celebrate all things plastic.

Group, Community / Clubs, History

1 memorial
Eagle Hut

Eagle Hut

From Heritage Images (link now dead): "The Eagle Hut was designed as a centre for soldiers on leave in London during the First World War, providing accommodation and food. A group of soldiers, incl...

Place, Armed Forces, Community / Clubs, USA

1 memorial