Person    | Male  Born 21/2/1859  Died 7/5/1940

George Lansbury

Born Suffolk. Member of the Poplar Borough Council 1903 - 1940, Mayor 1919 - 20 & 1936 - 37.  Member of Parliament, Minister of the Crown, Privy Councillor. Leader of the Labour Party 1932 - 35. Supporter of female suffrage and worked closely with Sylvia Pankhurst. It was as First Commissioner of Works that he constructed the Lido on the Serpentine and also initiated some respect for historic buildings. His son, Edgar, married first Minnie and then with his second wife fathered the actor Angela Lansbury (1925 -2022). George's daughter, Daisy, was mother to Oliver Postgate (of Clangers fame).

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George Lansbury

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Fawcett frieze - 19, Lansbury x 2

George was Minnie's father-in-law. Minnie's date of death is here given as 19...

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George Lansbury - E14

Near this place on July 29th 1921 George Lansbury led the people and councill...

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George Lansbury - plaque

39 Bow Road. A tribute to George Lansbury who lived for 23 years in the house...

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George Lansbury - Serpentine

George Lansbury, 1859 -1940, who made this bathing-shore for our enjoyment.

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George Lansbury - stone

George Lansbury, 1859 - 1940, Member of the Poplar Borough Council, 1903 - 19...

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Elfin Oak

For hundreds of years, no one knows for how many, this tree lived its life qu...

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