Thursday, 8 May 2008

Bp of Chelmsford preaches at service honouring East End's pre-war 'housing angel'

PEOPLE from all over the country are gathering to celebrate the life of one of the East London’s beneficiaries who made her fortune from rented housing for the working classes.

They are coming to Tower Hamlets from the Lake District, Warwickshire, Hampshire and Essex, with a large contingent from the East End itself, to commemorate the life of Emily Pemberton-Barnes, who died during the Second World War 65 years ago.

The Bishop of Chelmsford is preaching at the service of thanksgiving at St John-on-Bethnal Green parish church on Saturday.

Emily died in Felixstowe in August, 1943, at the age of 90, having been living in Havering-atte-Bower near Romford, in Essex. Read more
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