Group    From 1895 

British Empire League

Formed in London with the purpose of promoting trade, communication, defence, etc. between the UK and the various colonies and India. We can find little information about the BEL; it may even still exist.

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British Empire League

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Captain James Cook statue

The original inscription stopped after "New Zealand." In 1928 the British Em...

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Hillier Nurseries

Hillier Nurseries

A family owned company with a tradition in professional horticulture. The largest grower of trees (both field and container grown), in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Hayward Brothers ironmongery

Hayward Brothers ironmongery

The picture shows the original shop sign in situ - the camera position provides quite a surreal image.  From Glassian, the picture source: “The sign … which stood above the corner shop at Number 23...

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Henry Thornton

Henry Thornton

Anti-slavery campaigner. Born Clapham. Successful banker. Good friends with his (indirect) cousin, William Wilberforce, prior to their marriages they shared a house bought by Thornton, Battersea Ri...

Person, Commerce, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Religion

1 memorial
May Fair

May Fair

The annual 15 day May Fair used to be held at the Haymarket but in 1686 it moved to the site of Curzon Street and Shepherd Market. About 100 years later it was suppressed by the local residents, ...

Event, Commerce

1 memorial