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Bryant & May Testimonial fountain - plaque Bryant & May fountain and Poplar Town Hall

Plaque: Bryant & May Testimonial fountain - plaque

Inscription

{Beside a relief of the Bryant & May logo, an Ark-like vessel on the water, with 'Security' on its side:}
Near this spot stood the Testimonial Fountain erected by public subscription in 1872 to commemorate the part played by Bryant & May and their work people in securing the abandonment of the proposed match tax.
Demolished 1953.

This plaque is a rarity: a memorial to a memorial! The site of the fountain was actually a little way to the west, opposite Bow Church station. Here's our page for this lost fountain.

Site: Bryant & May fountain and Poplar Town Hall (2 memorials)

E3, Bow Road

Ornamental Passions have posted about the docorative elements on this building - the mosaics and the workmen reliefs on the frieze round the curved corner.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Bryant & May Testimonial fountain - plaque

Information Subjects commemorated

52203

Match tax abandoned

I871 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Robert Lowe, proposed a tax on matches....

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51165

Bryant and May - Fairfield Works

Halfway along Fairfield Road stands the old Bryant and May Factory. A Grade I...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Bryant & May Testimonial fountain - plaque

Information Also at this site

66551

Poplar Town Hall - foundation

 Listed Grade II  The text includes: "The councillors' entrance has a cantile...

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