Poplar War Memorial

This is the story of an unusual war memorial built by A.R. Adams Funeral Director's, drawn from contemporary newspaper accounts.

Archibald Richard Adams

Archibald was born in Bow, London in 1881. His father William Adams was a joiner by trade and Archibald studied his Father's work as a boy. At the age of 19 Archibald started his own Funeral [...]

St Michael’s Memorial

A war memorial that was built by A.R. Adams and erected outside St. Michael's Church, St. Leonard's Road Poplar in 1920 is dedicated to men from the Parish who gave their lives to war.