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Memorial

Emma Bowden Bowden & Dryden

Memorial: Emma Bowden

Inscription

Emma Bowden

We've found confirmation that Emma was a real person (check the details on her Subject page) and we'd guess that she was, at one time, a person of means, possibly the pub landlady. But we have no explanation for this neat inscription high up in the bricks opposite her pub, and we know of no other such memorial. A puzzle.

April 2012 Caroline's Miscellany reports on a similar piece of brick graffiti from WW2 at the Blewcoat School in Victoria. Other similar brick graffiti at Dock Graffiti and German church.

Site: Bowden & Dryden (2 memorials)

WC2, Rose Street, Lamb & Flag pub

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Emma Bowden

Information Subjects commemorated

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Emma Bowden

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Emma Bowden

Information Also at this site

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Dryden

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