Person    | Male  Born 10/3/1760  Died 16/1/1815

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 Rise House, a villa on Clapham Common, where they hosted the Clapham Sect. This is probably the house marked on this fascinating (but re-orientated) map. Treasurer of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Never healthy he died at Wilberforce's house in Kensington Gore. Great grandfather to E. M. Foster.

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Henry Thornton

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Holy Trinity Clapham - Clapham Sect

The damage on this plaque is the result of WW2 bombs.

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Wimbledon Village Association

Wimbledon Village Association

From This is Local London: "A new Wimbledon Village Association had been a major contributor to the scheme and had held its first annual general meeting in October 1963." It's possible that over t...

Group, Commerce, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Metropolitan Water Board

Metropolitan Water Board

Taken over by Thames Water.

Group, Commerce, Engineering

1 memorial
Ibstock Building Products Ltd

Ibstock Building Products Ltd

From their website: "... clay and concrete building products, building the face of Britain for over 200 years."

Group, Commerce, Property

1 memorial
Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market

The meat and fish Market first occupied a series of courts, behind the grand lead-roofed city mansion of Nevill House on Leadenhall Street, in the 14th Century. As early as 1321 it was an establis...

Place, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Bedford Tavern

Bedford Tavern

Famous for the balloon ascents from its Tea Gardens.

Place, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial