Building    From 6/6/1942 

Oranjehaven

Categories: Community / Clubs

Countries: Netherlands

Building

A club for Dutchmen who had escaped their occupied country to join the Allied Forces. The Dutch Wikipedia has some information. The day of opening may be 2 rather than 6 (sources vary). The literal translation is 'Orange Port', orange of course being the colour of the Dutch Royal family, going back to the House of Oranje-Nassau, from which our King William III came.

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Oranjehaven

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Oranjehaven

Oranjehaven This building served as a club endowed in 1942 by Her Majesty Que...

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Caxton Hall

Caxton Hall

Originally designed as the Westminster City Hall. It was associated with the Suffragettes, who started their marches to Parliament from here. 1940 Sir Michael Francis O'Dwyer was assassinated at a ...

Building, Community / Clubs, Politics & Administration

3 memorials
Laura Lyttelton

Laura Lyttelton

Laura was one of the sixteen children of wealthy Scottish industrialist and Member of Parliament, Sir Charles Tennant (later Lord Glenconner). He had a large house in Scotland, 'Glen', and one in G...

Person, Community / Clubs, Scotland

1 memorial
Paddington Recreation Ground

Paddington Recreation Ground

Noted as the earliest public athletic ground in London. It includes ten tennis courts, an athletics track, two artificial grass pitches, and two bowling greens.

Place, Community / Clubs, Sport / Games

1 memorial
Inland Waterways Association

Inland Waterways Association

Formed to campaign for the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and sensitive development of British canals and rivers. One of its founders was the author Robert Aickman. The author Elizabet...

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Israel Renson

Israel Renson

The National Archives describe Renson as 'chemist and local historian" and give four paragraphs of his life story. In brief: of Russian descent, born in Scarborough Street E1, but in 1910 the famil...

Person, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

1 memorial