Person    | Male  Born 1819  Died 1911

Thomas Layton

Councillor for over 50 years and was Chairman of the Brentford Local Board from 1876 and first Chairman of the Brentford Urban District Council in 1894. FSA, Chairman Brentford Library Committee.

From The Layton Collection: "Thomas Layton lived in Brentford, Middlesex between 1826 and 1911. He served on various local bodies for about 50 years, and helped develop many new buildings and services for the growing town. Layton was also an avid collector of books, prints, maps and artefacts. He bequeathed his remarkable collection of over 20,000 objects to the people of Brentford. The collection has had a turbulent history and today is divided between several locations." That page also has another photo of Layton.

Our photo shows Layton, in a group shot, honoured with a placement immediately on Andrew Carnegie's left.

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Thomas Layton

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Brentford Monument

Brentford High Street have carried out some magnificent research on Brentford...

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British Empire Exhibition

British Empire Exhibition

The exhibition was held in Wembley Park. It was a showcase of aspects of many of the British colonies at the time. It had 18 million visitors in 1924, but failed to break even. The main stadium was...

Event, Museums / Libraries

1 memorial
International Exhibition + RHS Garden, South Ken

International Exhibition + RHS Garden, South Ken

Under the direction of Prince Albert the profits of the 1851 Great Exhibition were used to purchase land in South Kensington for cultural and educational use. Most of the northern half was, 1861-88...

Event, Commerce, Museums / Libraries

1 memorial
Public Record Office

Public Record Office

Known as ‘The Strong Box of the Empire’, the Public Record Office was created as a repository for parliamentary records after the 1834 fire which destroyed much of the Palace of Westminster, where ...

Group, Museums / Libraries, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Sir John Soane, R.A. F.R.S.

Sir John Soane, R.A. F.R.S.

Architect and collector. Born in Goring-on-Thames, son of a bricklayer. Architect of the Bank of England, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, St. John’s, Bethnal Green and his own tomb. He also rebuilt mu...

Person, Architecture, Museums / Libraries

7 memorials
St Mary Aldermanbury church

St Mary Aldermanbury church

This church, destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666 and rebuilt by Wren in 1676 was damaged in WW1 and then gutted in WW2, and then left roofless waiting for demolition - Londonist has a photo. On 5 ...

Group, Museums / Libraries, Religion, USA

2 memorials