Person    | Male  Born 4/8/1809  Died 13/11/1889

Sir Samuel Morton Peto

Born Woking. Started life as an apprentice brick-layer. MP and extremely wealthy construction entrepreneur.  Often called Morton Peto. Father of Harold.

In 1853 Peto bought the Regent's Park Diorama (opposite the Jerwood Medical Centre), which was failing financially, and converted it to a Baptist chapel, adding the buttressing. It remained a chapel until 1921. At some point the street it is in, originally Albany Place, was renamed Peto Place. We doubt much of interest remains inside but the building is a rare survival.

Peto managed construction firms that built many major buildings and monuments in London, including The Reform Club, The Lyceum, Nelson's Column and the new Houses of Parliament.

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Sir Samuel Morton Peto

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Myddelton statue - N1

Myddelton holds a map of the New River in one hand and a spade in the other. ...

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Women's Initiative Network

Women's Initiative Network

The name 'Women's Initiative Network' seems to be used by groups of women in various organisation. The groups are formed to work towards gender equality and empowerment of women and girls in those ...

Group, Benefactor, Gender Issues

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Lord Wandsworth

Lord Wandsworth

Banker, Member of Parliament and philanthropist. Born Sydney James Stern in London. He worked in his father's law firm, before becoming Member of Parliament for Stowmarket. Became Baron Wandsworth ...

Person, Benefactor, Commerce, Politics & Administration

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John Cornelius Park

John Cornelius Park

From The Teddington Society: "a prominent builder and land owner. He was born in Wootton-under Edge, Gloucestershire but by the 1851 Census was living in Teddington. He bought the Lordship of the M...

Person, Benefactor, Property

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Sir John Isaac Thornycroft

Sir John Isaac Thornycroft

Civil engineer.  Son of Thomas and Mary Thornycroft.  Born Rome.  Studied and began work in Glasgow.  Then studied at the Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at South Kensingt...

Person, Benefactor, Engineering

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