African National Congress

African National Congress

London headquarters of the African National Congress, 1978 - 1994 were at 28 Penton Street.

Group, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Africa

1 memorial
Field Marshal Allenby

Field Marshal Allenby

Army officer. Born Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby at Brackenhurst Hall, near Southwell, Nottinghamshire. He fought in the second Boer war and in World War I his command captured Vimy Ridge. Later he l...

Person, Armed Forces, Africa, Egypt, France

2 memorials
Lilian Baylis, C.H.

Lilian Baylis, C.H.

Theatrical producer and manager. Born 19 Nottingham Street, Marylebone, Niece of Emma Cons. Managed the Old Vic and Sadler's Wells. Ran other companies which later became: The English National Oper...

Person, Theatre, Africa

4 memorials
Alfred Beit

Alfred Beit

Co-founder and funder (with Sir Julius Wernher) of the Royal School of Mines building. Born Hamburg, learnt the diamond trade in Amsterdam and went to Kimberley where he met Wernher and Cecil Rhod...

Person, Industry, Philanthropy, Race Issues, Africa, Germany, South Africa

1 memorial
Belgian Volunteers - WW2

Belgian Volunteers - WW2

On July 27th, 1942, a Belgian Troop (N° 4) was created within the 10th (Inter-Allied) Commando in Great Britain. They fought in Algeria, Italy and Yugoslavia.

Group, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2, Africa, Belgium, Italy, Yugoslavia

1 memorial
Richard Francis Burton
1 memorial
Albert Crowley

Albert Crowley

Albert Crowley was born in 1920, a son of James Crowley (1891-1950) and Jane Crowley née Friend (1887-1951). His birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1920 in the Shoreditch registration distr...

War dead, War Memorial WW2, Africa

1 memorial
Jayaben Desai

Jayaben Desai

Trade Unionist and teacher. Born as Jayaben Suryakant Patel in Dharmaj, Gujarat, India. She moved with her husband to Tanganyika (now Tanzania), but was forced to leave for Britain following the co...

Person, Politics & Administration, Africa, India

1 memorial
Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias

Portuguese nobleman who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of Africa, in 1488, the first European known to do so since ancient times.

Person, Exploring, Africa, Portugal

1 memorial
Alec Dickson

Alec Dickson

Community educationist. Born Alexander Graeme Dickson at Duxhill Lodge, Ruislip. He served in Africa in World War II, where he began to formulate his ideas for mass education. He returned in 1948 a...

Person, Education, Africa, Hungary

1 memorial
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