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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.

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

Information Subjects commemorated

Match tax abandoned

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

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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

Poplar Town Hall - foundation

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

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