Chancelot Road, SE2

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Named after Chancelot Mill, in Leith, the original of which was built in 1894 for the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS). The mill was often described as “the most handsome flour mill in the world”. It was considered a model of enlightened industry, in which its workers were given a fair wage and benefits. This street, like others on the Bostall Estate, is named after key figures and achievements of the Co-operative movement. The Bostall Estate was laid out from 1900 by the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society Ltd.

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