John Townsend, Chairman of Wimbledon Local Board, 1885-94

John Townsend, Chairman of Wimbledon Local Board, 1885-94

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Area Wimbledon
Picture Reference Wim_​39_​29-1
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Notes / History John Townsend was born in 1823 and was a leading builder and chairman of the local board from 1805-1894, when it lost its powers to a local urban district council.

Townsend supported the opening of a local/public library in 1887.

He died in 1917.

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