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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Downs Hotel

Downs Hotel

The Pickwick Bicycle Club was founded here on 22 June 1870. At that first meeting, it was decided that the Downs Hotel should be the general rendezvous for bi-weekly excursions on Wednesdays and Sa...

Place, Commerce, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Devil Tavern

Devil Tavern

2, Fleet Street. Demolished 1787. Full title was the Devil and St Dunstan, the sign being the Devil's nose being tweaked by pincers wielded by the saint. It appears in a Hogarth illustration. T...

Building, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Anne Spencer, Countess of Sunderland

Anne Spencer, Countess of Sunderland

Daughter of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. Nicknamed "Little Whig" and the subject of one of the famous Kit-Kat Club toasts.

Person, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Jeffrey S. Kruger

Jeffrey S. Kruger

Entertainment business executive. Born Jeffrey Sonny Krugerkoff. He founded the Flamingo Club in London's West End. Died in Miami, Florida.

Person, Community / Clubs, Music / songs, USA

1 memorial
Tom Thornton

Tom Thornton

Newspaper proprietor and campaigner. Born in Norwood. He became owner and editor of the Beckenham Journal, and used his influence in helping to establish the Croydon Road Recreation Ground. His pre...

Person, Commerce, Community / Clubs

1 memorial