Group    From 1893  To 1932

Missions to Seamen Institute

Categories: Social Welfare

From Port Cities: " ... the Missions to Seamen organization {was} founded in 1856. Its task was to coordinate the work of various Anglican ministries on behalf of seamen.  The organization's most obvious presence in London was its Institute on the East India Dock Road, opened in 1893. It contained a church,  gymnasium, coffee bar and classrooms. Although the Institute was closed in 1932, when Missions to Seamen moved to new headquarters in the Royal Docks, the building has survived.   The organization was renamed the Mission to Seafarers and remains active in 100 ports worldwide, including Tilbury. To find out more, go to the Mission's website."

The postcards show the east face of the building from across the Poplar Recreation Ground.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Missions to Seamen Institute

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Missions to Seamen Institute - Duke of York

This stone was laid by His Royal Highness, the Duke of York, KG October 9th 1893

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Southwark Trades Council

Southwark Trades Council

From the website: "Each London borough is served by a trade union council (also known as a trades council or TUC). They are registered by the Trades Union Congress. They are organisations consistin...

Group, Community / Clubs, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Blossom Street Almshouses

Blossom Street Almshouses

Also known as Almshouses, Blossom Terrace, built by William Goswell. In the same street there were also the Weavers' Company Almshouses but they look to be a different building. From British Histo...

Building, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1st Baronet)

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1st Baronet)

MP, brewer, slave abolitionist and social reformer. Born Essex. Entered the Brick Lane brewery Truman, Hanbury & Company in 1808, eventually taking on sole ownership. 1807 married Hannah Gurney...

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink, Race Issues, Social Welfare

3 memorials
Gatehouse Square, Southwark

Gatehouse Square, Southwark

Social housing and nearby workshops designed by the Greater London Council for Southwark Council and funded by the Sea Containers Group.

Building, Social Welfare

1 memorial
Westminster Union Workhouse / St James Workhouse

Westminster Union Workhouse / St James Workhouse

The parish of St James Piccadilly erected a workhouse on Poland Street in 1725 for the able-bodied poor. This was taken over by the newly-formed Westminster Union in 1868. The workhouse closed in o...

Place, Social Welfare

1 memorial