- Woman MP's address: Miss Bondfield's address to a large audience of the members of the Congretaional Literary and Musical Society.
- Like Tudor Days- Pictureseque Bazaar at St James' Hall West Streatham
These Streatham articles appeared in the Norwood News On This Day 30 November 1928
On This Day 30 November 1915 Leo Frederick Rivet was born in Streatham
Albert Lionel Frederick Rivet (1915–1993), archaeologist and cartographer, was born at 22 Penistone Road, Streatham, London, on 30 November 1915, the only son and second surviving child of Albert Robert Rivet (1879–1955), a paint and glass manufacturer, and his wife, Rose Mary Bulow (1880–1960), a teacher.
From 1923 to 1929 he attended Falconbury preparatory school, Purley, whence he gained a scholarship to Felsted School, and in 1934 he entered Oriel College, Oxford, to read literae humaniores(Greats).
In January 1946 there seemed little prospect of Rivet'sresuming archaeological studies and he turned to bookselling, at first in Cambridge with Deighton, Bell & Co. and later independently at Crowborough, Sussex, still with the hope of pursuing archaeology in his spare time.
In 1952 Rivet began his career as a full-time archaeologist by securing the post of assistant archaeology officer in the Ordnance Survey. During his thirteen years at the Ordnance Survey, at first in Chessington, Surrey, but from 1958 in the newly established sub-office in Edinburgh, Rivet was responsible for the production of historical period maps, a series inaugurated by O. G. S. Crawford, the survey's first archaeology officer, with a Map of Roman Britainthat appeared in 1924, and in a second edition in 1928.
In 1964, by now a senior figure in British archaeology, Rivet resigned from the survey and took an appointment as lecturer in classics at Keele University in Staffordshire. After ten years (1974) he was appointed to a personal chair in Roman provincial studies (exclusion of archaeology was at his own request), which he held until his retirement in 1981
(JJWilkes and Photo ©British Academy)
John Milton CB, served in the Crimea as purveyor-in-chief of the army, secretary to Commins on recruiting and Lord Hotham's committee on Indian army amalgamation. Later Accountant General of army at HQ.
Sir John Milton, resident of 4 Bladon Terrace died On This Day 29 November 1880 and is buried at Brompton Cemetery
Picture from Lambeth Archives shows Streatham High Road looking north towards Streatham Congregational Church, seen in the centre left of the picture, also showing Bladon Terrace in the left foreground (between Barrow and Lewin Road), before it suffered extensive damage in World War II from a flying bomb. The corner site is now marked by a prominent advertising hoarding. Facing opposite is the garden of the United Service Club, formerly 'The Chimes', and the Streatham War Memorial
On This Day 29 November 1949 Mabel Knowles died
Mabel Winifred [pseuds. May Wynne, Lester Lurgan] Knowles(1875–1949), popular writer and church worker, was born at "Ribblesdene", Leigham Court Road, Streatham, London, on 1 January 1875, the second daughter of William Knowles, a London merchant banker, and his wife, Emma Letitia Paxton.
She was educated at home, and she remained single throughout her life.
Knowles's first books were essentially religious and rather old-fashioned. Life's Object(1899). During the next decade, however, Knowles became skilled in two genres that proved widely popular with girls and women, eventually publishing more than 200 books as well as stories for Cassell's Family Magazine, Lady's Realm, Pall Mall Magazine, and other periodicals. Under the pen-name May Wynne she became known as a writer of safe but thrilling historical romances.
May Wynne also produced more than a hundred children's books. The most interesting gave contemporary girls their own opportunities for peril and bravery. An English Girl in Serbia (1916), among others, used the First World War as a setting. Dozens of school and guide adventures also emphasized courage.
Between 1910 and 1913, before perfecting the formulas that made May Wynne popular, Knowles published under the name Lester Lurgan six science-fiction or detective novels, including Bohemian Blood (1910) and A Message from Mars (1912). In addition, some of her historical novels were made into films.
On This Day 28 November 1960 John Galliano was born. The family lived in Streatham
John Charles Galliano is a Gibraltar-born British fashion designer who was the head designer of French fashion companies Givenchy(July 1995 to October 1996), Christian Dior (October 1996 to March 2011), and his own label John Galliano (1988 to 2011).
He was born in Gibralta to Juan Galliano, and a Spanish mother, Anita Guillén, and has two sisters. Galliano's father was a plumber. His family moved to England in pursuit of work when Galliano was six, and settled in Streatham before moving to Dulwich
On This Day 27th November 1914 Ray Finch was born at 49 Buckleigh Road, Streatham
Ray Finch was one of the most respected British studio potters of the last half century.
He was internationally admired for work that expressed the more traditional values of his craft – superbly glazed functional pots – and for running a legendary workshop at Winchcombe, in Gloucestershire. Winchcombe Pottery produced not only well-designed domestic ware, but trained dozens of potters over the years, many of whom became distinguished in their own right.
Finch recognised that the key to their particular success was the close-knit team ethos; he disliked publicity that drew attention to his own status. He wanted, in the spirit of the teachings of his hero Eric Gill, to maintain a more anonymous workshop collective that simply made beautiful objects to enhance modern experience.
David Whitting- Guardian obituary 31 January 2012
On This Day 26 November 1951 the first supermarket in the country opened as Premier Supermarket on Streatham High Road started by Patrick Galvani who began his new shopping phenomenon — aged just 28.
SPARKS MOTOR GARAGE, STERNHOLD AVENUE, STREATHAM HILL
View showing John A. Sparks garage, 'Spark's Motorists Shop', at the junction of Blairderry Road and Sternhold Avenue. Also known as the Windmill garage because of the art deco glass front.
(Graham Gower Collection at Lambeth Archives
We are delighted to announce that Professor Rohan McWilliam will be giving a Zoom talk "London's West End: Creating The Pleasure District 1800-1914" on 1st March 2021 ar 7:30pm #Localhistory . Follow us on Eventbrite http://bit.ly/33dtcLt and YouTube http://bit.ly/3lHhBLe
Mark Bery, Secretary Streatham Society