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Reference NumberP/SNO
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)
RelatedMaterialSee also his photographs, 1994, archives references L/THL/H/1/9/102-104.

For further photographs by Bradley Snooks which he donated between 1989-1995 see the Local History Library Image Collection main sequence, reference numbers:
P21427
P21435
P22086-P22087
P22094-P22096
P22351
P22401
P22438
P22594
P23562
P23758
P23879
P23899-P23903
P23906-P23907
P23913-P23920
P24004-P24005
P24016-P24017
P24020
P24024-P24025
P24037-P24055
P24168
P24172-P24178
P24186-P24201
P25130-P25131
P25138
P25187-P25188
P26521
P26582
P26762-P26763
P26824
P29100
P29104
P29107
P29148
P29553
SubjectBow
Access StatusOpen
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