Sir Edmund Hay Currie (December 28, 1834 – May 10, 1913), was a local worthy who was elected as one of the representatives for Tower Hamlets on the first London School Board when it was created in 1870. He also held the post of vice-chairman of the Metropolitan Asylums Board and from 1882 until 1889 he was chairman of the People’s Palace Trustees. This was a public hall built “for the recreation, amusement and education of the people of the East End of London”. He was built on a site now owned by Queen Mary University of London.
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