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Stopped Clocks is a public collaborative project which exists to first document all the stopped clocks in the UK, with the aim being to restore those we can to working order.

Anyone can help, so please send us any information on stopped clocks in your area and by all means post here at the blog.

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Formerly Electric House

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This clock was in a bad/non functioning state for years. Noticed it has recently been repaired/gilded etc. There was a local appeal for the £12,000 needed to repair it in early 2007 (as the council wouldn't help - initially)

39 Bow Road, opposite side of street from Bow Road tube.

Some info about the Memorial

Minnie Lansbury (1889 - 1 January 1922) was a leading suffragette and an alderman on the first Labour-led council in the Metropolitan Borough of Poplar, England.

Minnie was the daughter of coal merchant Isaac Glassman and the first wife (married 1914) of Edgar Lansbury, son of George Lansbury, mayor of Poplar and later leader of the Labour Party. (After Minnie's death, Edgar married actress Moyna MacGill and became the father of Angela Lansbury.)

Minnie Lansbury became a teacher, and joined the East London suffragettes in 1915. She was also chairman of the War Pensions Committee, fighting for the rights of widows, orphans and wounded from World War I. She was elected alderman on Poplar’s first Labour council in 1919, before women received Parliamentary suffrage.

In 1921, she was one of five women on Poplar Council who, along with their male colleagues, were jailed for six weeks for refusing to levy full rates in the poverty-stricken area. Due to her imprisonment, she developed pneumonia and died. She was buried in the Jewish cemetery in East Ham. The Minnie Lansbury Memorial Clock on Electric House in Bow Road was erected in the 1930s.

Actress Angela Lansbury is the daughter of Minnie's widower husband.

Posted by plewis