Group    From 1701 

Coborn Girls School

Categories: Children, Education

From the picture source website: "Prisca Coborn, the widow of a brewer, founded a School for both boys and girls in 1701, as a result of the terms of her will published in the year of her death. The School was first housed in a site east of Bow Church, but it soon moved to a site between the Church and Bow Bridge. In 1814 the School moved to a site bounded by Old Ford Road and Fairfield Road, part of which was later to become the Bryant and May match factory (now a housing development), visible from the Eastern Region railway line into Liverpool Street.

In 1870 the School moved to the site in Tredegar Square, later to be occupied by the Coopers' Boys' School. In 1891 the two Foundations were united. As the boys moved to Tredegar Square, Coborn, now an all-girls' school, moved to 86 Bow Road. In 1898 this school was relocated at 29-31 Bow Road, where it remained until the move to Upminster."

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Coborn Girls School

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Central Foundation Girls School

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Mrs Coborn's Charity School

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Charity School - Hatton Garden

Charity School - Hatton Garden

Possibly designed by Wren.  Built by Lord Hatton following the loss of St Andrews church Holborn in the Great Fire.  In 1721 converted to house St Andrew's Parochial School.  It was given two entra...

Building, Children, Education

3 memorials
George Alexander Gratton

George Alexander Gratton

Born on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent in 1808 to slave parents. Born with vitiligo, also known as piebaldism he was, as a baby, put on show in the capital, Kingstown. Aged 15 months he was ta...

Person, Children, Race Issues, Caribbean Islands

1 memorial
Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton

Children's writer. Born Enid Mary Blyton at 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich. Best known for creating the character of Little Noddy and the 'Famous Five' stories. Her works have been translated into...

Person, Children, Literature, Race Issues, Seriously Famous

4 memorials
Marjorie Hewson

Marjorie Hewson

Nursery nurse. She worked for over forty years at Christ Church School, in Brick Lane, Spitalfields, (the area in which she grew up and lived herself). A popular character, remembered by many for h...

Person, Children, Education

1 memorial
East London Toy Factory

East London Toy Factory

Opened by Sylvia Pankhurst as an answer to the dozens of tiny failing workshops where women were paid a pittance. Toys were no longer being imported from Germany, so the factory employed 59 women t...

Building, Children, Commerce, Gender Issues

1 memorial