Jimmy Mallon - Commercial Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.994 W 000° 04.339
30U E 703124 N 5711335
Quick Description: This GLC blue plaque, to Jimmy Mallon, is attached to the south west face of Toynbee Hall in Mallon Gardens on the north east side of Commercial Street.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/22/2014 3:26:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMMY3D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:

Wikipedia tells us about Jimmy Mallon:

James Joseph Mallon (24 December 1874–12 April 1961), known as Jimmy Mallon, was a British economist and political activist.

Born in Chorlton near Manchester, Mallon became an apprentice jeweller and joined the Shop Assistants' Union. He studied at the Victoria University of Manchester, and also became very active in the Ancoats Settlement. In 1903, he joined the Independent Labour Party and the Fabian Society, and from 1905 he served a year on the executive of his union.

Mallon moved to London in 1906 to work at the Toynbee Hall settlement, and also became secretary of the National League to Establish a Minimum Wage. He also championed the Trade Boards Act, 1909, and subsequently became a member of thirteen trade boards.

During World War I, Mallon was appointed as Commissioner for Industrial Unrest, and following the war, he became Warden of Toynbee Hall, holding the post until 1954. He was also active in the Workers' Educational Association and Workers' Travel Association, and wrote extensively on economic matters for various newspapers and also pamphlets. He stood for Parliament as a Labour Party candidate at Saffron Walden in 1918 and Watford in 1922 and 1923, but was never elected.

In 1939, Mallon was made a Companion of Honour.

Blue Plaque managing agency: Greater London Council

Individual Recognized: Jimmy Mallon

Physical Address:
Toynbee Hall
Commercial Street
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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