Place    From 1863 

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 Saturdays.

Closed in 2007, now residential.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Downs Hotel

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Pickwick Bicycle Club

Hackney Citizen 25 June 2014 gives the history of the club and explains "A co...

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George Hay and Company

George Hay and Company

Chartered accountants and registered auditors. They are based at the same address as the plaque and presumably contributed to its erection.

Group, Commerce

1 memorial
Andrew Gibb

Andrew Gibb

Ship-repairer and philanthropist. Born in Glasgow. After serving his apprenticeship in shipbuilding, he came to London to ply his trade. He was deacon of St Mark's Presbyterian Church in Greenwich,...

Person, Commerce, Philanthropy, Scotland

1 memorial
Rupert D‘Oyly Carte

Rupert D‘Oyly Carte

Son of Helen and Richard D‘Oyly Carte. Chairman of the company 1901 - 1948 - through both World Wars. Father of Bridget. Wodehouse supposedly based Psmith, one of his characters, on Rupert, or p...

Person, Commerce, Music / songs, Theatre

1 memorial