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Rev. E. K. Douglas

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Rev. E. K. Douglas

Vicar of St Mary of Eton, the Eton Mission, appointed in 1889 and, finding that boys playing football in Victoria Park was problematic, he set in motion the acquisition of 337 acres of Hackney Marshes in 1890 as a perpetual open space for the people of London. A member of the London Playing Fields Society.

1902-17 we find references to him in the Cheveley/Cambridge area. and in 1920 he's in Suffolk.

Source: Teachers And Football: Schoolboy Association Football In England, 1885-1915

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Rev. E. K. Douglas

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St Mary of Eton - Rev. Douglas

In remembrance of the Rev. E. K. Douglas, Vicar of S. Mary of Eton, The Eton ...

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Society of Friends in London

Society of Friends in London

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St Mary Aldermanbury church

St Mary Aldermanbury church

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Holy Trinity Priory

Holy Trinity Priory

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Chad Varah

Chad Varah

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John Williams

John Williams

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