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Tom Thornton

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Tom Thornton

Person  Male  Born 1857  Died 15/2/1933

Newspaper proprietor and campaigner. Born in Norwood. He became owner and editor of the Beckenham Journal, and used his influence in helping to establish the Croydon Road Recreation Ground. His premises were at Thornton's Corner. Later he led the campaign that stopped the local council turning the land that is now Kelsey Park into a housing complex. His photo shows him to be a very stylish gentleman.

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Tom Thornton

These gates are in memory of Tom William Thornton, 1857 - 1933, former editor...

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