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Tower Hill Improvement Trust

Created by Tubby Clayton, Dr B R Leftwich, Lord Wakefield and Sir Follett Holt. Purpose: to improve Tower Hill by removing from it certain ugly buildings which at that time disfigured it and hampered its use, and providing gardens and open public spaces instead.

The photo, from their website, shows one of these buildings, the Myer’s tea warehouse which stood on the open space where Holt's plaque is sited. The Trust also created Tower Beach which was very popular until water pollution became an issue and it was closed in 1971.

The Trust now benefits the whole of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Tower Hill Improvement Trust

Creations i

Emperor Trajan statue

{On a steel plaque attached to the base:} Statue believed to be of the Roman ...

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Sir Follett Holt

Since they are rather lovely we chose to photo one of the gate-post sculpted ...

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Other Subjects

Turkish baths at Imperial Hotel

Turkish baths at Imperial Hotel

The picture shows the frigidarium, with statues in niches near the tops of the columns. The Turkish baths, constructed as part of the 1913 extension to the Imperial Hotel, were the subject of an e...

Building, Architecture, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Thomas Phillips Figgis

Thomas Phillips Figgis

Architect. Born in Dublin. He moved to London and established his own practice in 1886. His works include hospitals, schools, and thirteen stations for the City and Southwark Subway (now the Northe...

Person, Architecture, Ireland

1 memorial
T. E. Collcutt

T. E. Collcutt

Architect. Born Thomas Edward Collcutt, in Jericho, Oxford. President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1906 to 1908. He designed the Imperial Institute building in Kensington, the ...

Person, Architecture, Theatre

1 memorial
Anthony Salvin

Anthony Salvin

Architect. Born County Durham. Moved to London in 1821. Expert on medieval buildings, restoring many country houses and castles and so worked on only a few buildings in London. Wikipedia has an ext...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial