John
Passmore
Edwards
1823-1911

Camberwell Library and Baths

Bust of John Passmore Edwards

Passmore Edwards Free Library

1903

Many of the Passmore Edwards offers of a Free Librray acted as a catalyst in providing other municipal facilities directly incorporated or closely linked to the library itself. In Camberwell the choice was made to adjoin the library to a municipal swimming baths, slipper baths and wash house.

 

Photo by Mr Thankful Sturdie: from the London Argus, dated 11 April 1903.
Maurice Adams
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An account of the founding of the library and other history notes.
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Acknowledgement of contributions and  copyright
© Dean Evans 2003
July 4, 2007
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