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the later Victorian and Edwardian times 1890 to 1919

Famous people who came from our area

The sculptor Henry C Fehr lived and worked at the Shrublands adjoining Royal Lodge on Leytonstone High Road from 1886 to 1892.  In 1893 he created ‘Perseus and Andromeda’ which in 1894 was selected as a permanent piece on the West Balcony of the Tate Gallery, London (photo above).

The sculptor Frank Dobson attended Harrow Green School and Leyton Technical Institute.  At the 1901 Census he was living at 29 Cobden Road (since demolished), an office boy aged 14, with his father 'watercolor artist'.  

The photo to the right is of his ‘London Pride’ near the National Theatre on the South Bank.

London Pride sculpture outside Tate Britain
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