"my grandfather’s vault at Bow"
St Mary's church, Bow
Creative Commons AttributionSt Mary's church, Bow - Credit: Maggie Jones
This is St Mary's church in Bow, east London, an area that in his childhood Jerome describes as a leafy, residential neighbourhood, 'being built on then, but there were stretches where it still ran through scrubby fields and pastures.' The church is often mistaken for St Mary-le-Bow (home to the Bow Bells) in Cheapside. The church in Bow now stands on a traffic island.