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Catherine Booth statue - Denmark Hill

William Booth College Catherine Booth statue - Denmark Hill

Erection date: 8/7/1929

Inscription

{Base of statue:} Geo. Wade. Sculptor

{Front of plinth:} Mrs. Catherine Booth the army mother.
Born January 17th 1829
Promoted to glory October 4th 1890.

The statue was dedicated on the centenary of Catherine Booth's birth, and again on the centenary of her husband's birth, the following April, when everyone was here anyway for his statue. The future Duke of Kent unveiled this statue when he was here to open the building.

Site: William Booth College (4 memorials)

SE5, Champion Park, William Booth Memorial Training College

As consultant architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott designed the elevations and the interior of the hall and specified the materials but the rest was by Gordon and Viner. It opened in 1929 to train members of the Salvation Army and also holds the Army's library, archives and International Heritage Centre. This building fulfilled William Booth's vision of a "University of Humanity".

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Catherine Booth statue - Denmark Hill

Subjects commemorated Information

Salvation Army

A Protestant church internationally renowned for its charitable works. Founde...

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Catherine Booth

Evangelist. Born Catherine Mumford in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. She married fell...

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Catherine Booth statue - Denmark Hill

Created by Information

George Edward Wade

Born London, baptized at the church where his father was rector, St Anne's So...

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Morris Singer Foundry

Founded by John Webb Singer as the Frome Art Metal Works. Cast many of the be...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Catherine Booth statue - Denmark Hill

Also at this site Information

William Booth College - 1

The plaque is in the entrance porch of the building.

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William Booth College - 2

The plaque is in the entrance porch of the building. We'd guess that the buil...

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William Booth statue - Denmark Hill

The statue was dedicated on the centenary of Booth's birth. The future Duke o...

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