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LevelFonds
TitleResearch material of Bradley Snooks relating to the history of Bow
Date(s)1980s-2000
DescriptionBradley Snooks' extensive collection relating to the history of Bow. The papers include contemporary photographs taken by Snooks of places in Bow and copy articles, his place name and subject card index and other collected research papers. Includes copies from the collections of the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and elsewhere.
Extent54 files
AdminHistoryBradley Snooks, local historian and resident of Bow, has researched the history of Bow and its streets including their origin and meaning as a hobby. He has used extensive use of sources at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives and elsewhere. A member of the East London History Society, Snooks has taken extensive photographs and exhibited his work in the borough.

In 1990 he wrote for the East London History Society:
'My hobby started when growing up in Coborn Road. There was an argument one day as to who the road name was after. Some said it was the old time singer and Hollywood actor Charles Coborn, and someone else said it was the great philanthropist Prisca Coborn, who died in 1701. The latter is in fact correct although interestingily enough, Charles Coborn took his name from the street!'
(Source: East London History Society Newsletter, Spring 1990, page 6, see http://www.mernick.org.uk/elhs/Newsletter/90s/1990-1.pdf)
RelatedMaterialFor further photographs by Bradley Snooks see the Local History Library Image Collection main sequence.

See also his photographs, 1994, archives references L/THL/H/1/9/102-104.
SubjectBow
Access StatusOpen
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