Stanley Bean Atkinson

Stanley Bean Atkinson is commemorated not just by a bust in the local library, but by the clock tower at the bottom of Stepney Green, which was originally in the middle of Burdett Road, until moved by steam wagon in 1934.   What had he done to deserve this amount of civic commemoration ?  The answer is that he was a local councillor, who was planning to stand at the County Council elections as a Progressive, a doctor who had trained at Barts and wrote about tuberculosis, and a barrister and JP, who lived on the Mile End Road.   He died of a heart attack in 1910 aged only 36:-

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