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Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the creator of The Labyrinth of East London Lore, Dr T., has passed away. Helping people through his website gave him no end of pleasure. If you had contact with him and would like to leave a message, please send us an e-mail here.

DEATH NOTICE: see Cape Archives, MOOC 6/9/723, No 2413.

Herbert Christopherson was born in Blackheath (London) in December 1848 and became an accountant in partnership with Shaw Copeland. He also had an auctioneering firm called Chesterton and Christopherson.

He was elected to the Town Council unopposed in June 1879 in Ward 2 but retired on rotation in February 1880 and did not seek re-election.

He died on 3 August 1913 at the age of 65, and was buried at East London.

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