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Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Bow Window

This window is part of a school built in Bow around the turn of the last century. As it happens, there is suggestion that the name Bow derives from an architectural feature, but that of a bridge over the river. The "Coburn" piece of the inscription refers to the benefactor who endowed the funding for the school; the story is quite interesting and you can read it here.

posted by Ham at 00:27 -- Comments here: 2

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Blogger marthad-o said ... (14:38) : 

You are right - that is an interesting article about the benefactress! Thanks for such a great blog - I read it every day!


Anonymous Carol said ... (18:51) : 

OK any relationship then to the Bow Street Runners - which are somehow related to Scotland Yard ?? They used orphaned boys as fast messengers and then these boys grew up and continued working for them?


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