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Beck and Runtz fountain Beck and Runtz fountain

Fountain: Beck and Runtz fountain

Erection date: 1890

Inscription

{On the south face of the fountain, and then clockwise:}
{Small brass plaque:}
This fountain was restored in 2014 to celebrate the renovation of Clissold Park and House and the 125th anniversary of the opening of the Park.
Clissold Park User Group
Hackney
The Drinking Fountain Association

{Inscribed in the marble of the fountain:}
Joseph Beck - member of Count of Common Council

{Inscribed in the marble of the fountain:}
This fountain was erected by subscription AD 1890 in grateful recognition of the untiring efforts of Joseph Beck and John Runtz as leaders of the movement by which the use of this Park was secured to the public for ever.

{Inscribed in the marble of the fountain:}
John Runtz - member of Metropolitan Board of Works

MDFCTA confirms that this fountain is of a unique design but we can find no reference to the designer/architect.

Site: Beck and Runtz fountain (1 memorial)

N16, Clissold Park

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Beck and Runtz fountain

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Joseph Beck

Saving Clissold Park have some lovely old photos of this man but they have es...

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John Runtz

Born at 3 William Street, Kingsland Road. He became a Tunbridge Ware manufact...

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Clissold Park and House

Built as Paradise House, or Newington Park House, in the late 1700s for Jonat...

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Beck and Runtz fountain

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Hackney Council

Hackney Council was created in 1965 from the 3 Metropolitan Borough Councils ...

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Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Started by Samuel Gurney MP and the barrister, Edward Thomas Wakefield. Found...

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