Person    | Male  Born 6/4/1852  Died 5/6/1921

Will Crooks

Trade unionist and politician. Born at 2 Shirbutt Street, Poplar. He helped bring about many local improvements, and in 1891 endorsed representation by the London Trades Council to restrict immigration. In 1900 he became the first Labour mayor of Poplar, and two years later was elected MP for Woolwich. Died in Poplar Hospital.

2022: Spitalfields Life published a selection of Ken Sequin’s Badge Collection. This fascinating photo catalogue includes two for Crooks: "Vote for Crooks" and "Our Will for Woolwich".

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Will Crooks

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Will Crooks

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London (Host) Lions Club
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Turk's Head Charity

Turk's Head Charity

From the Picture source website: "The Turk’s Head was bought from the Council and renovated by our charity in 1992. Now it provides a café and affordable workspace and the rental income pays our ch...

Group, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

2 memorials
Hyde Park Estate

Hyde Park Estate

We don't know for sure that the HPEA is the "Hyde Park Estate" that erected the Dearmer plaque but it's the best candidate that we could find.

Group, Community / Clubs, Property

1 memorial
Baker Street Irregulars

Baker Street Irregulars

The Baker Street Irregulars is a literary society dedicated to the study of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Victorian world.  It is the oldest existing Sherlockian soci...

Group, Community / Clubs, History, Literature

2 memorials
Marine Society

Marine Society

From the Marine Society: "Founded with the aim of providing men to fight in the King's ships as Britain faced war with most of Europe, The Marine Society was the world's first charity dedicated to ...

Group, Armed Forces, Community / Clubs, Transport

1 memorial