Tree

Clock Tower centenary

Inscription

Planted on 25th June 1995 to celebrate the spirit and vitality of the children of Haringey on the Clock tower's 100th birthday.
This much-loved landmark was raised in 1896 for the people of Hornsey to honour Henry Reader Williams, active in the Poor Schools movement, he was an early campaigner for the education and welfare of children.

Site: Crouch End Clock Tower & Henry Reading Williams (3 memorials)

N8, The Broadway

There is a clock dial on each of the four facades, and they are all working - August 2004 anyway. Above each dial is inscribed "1895".

Behind the tower two trees have been planted, each with a plaque on the ground:
tree on right in the picture - Clock Tower centenary
tree on left:, behind the tower in the picture, F Neuner.

In April 2006 a local magazine was asking, with reference to the Ordinance Survey benchmark on the tower's west face, at the base, why it had been painted blue.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Clock Tower centenary

Subjects commemorated i

Henry Reader Williams

JP, chairman of the Hornsey School and Hornsey Local Board. Active in the Po...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Clock Tower centenary

Also at this site i

Frederick Neuner

Frederick Neuner

In memory of Frederick Neuner 1919 - 1995, Alderman and Councillor 1952 - 19...

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Henry Reader Williams Clock Tower

Henry Reader Williams Clock Tower

The bas-relief of Williams is by Sir Albert Gilbert.

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Nearby Memorials

Alan Senitt

Alan Senitt

WC1, Thornhaugh Street, SOAS

School of Oriental and African Studies, part of the University of London. The building on the right is by Lasdun.  The young trees at the...

1 subject commemorated
Lilian Baylis Tree

Lilian Baylis Tree

EC1, Rosebery Avenue

Aesculus Indica (Indian Horse Chestnut) planted by Hugh Jenkins, MP, Minister for the Arts, on 17th May 1974, in memory of Lilian Baylis ...

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators
Tim Godwin

Tim Godwin

WC1, St George's Gardens

To our dearest Tim Godwin, 1964 - 1995, with lots of love, Mum, Dad & Nic. LYH.

1 subject commemorated
B R Ambedkar - tree

B R Ambedkar - tree

WC1, Gray's Inn Gardens

(catalpa Bignoides or Indian Bean Tree) Planted by H.E. Dr. L. M. Singhvi, High Commissioner for India in UK, in the presence of The Rt....

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators
Royal Free Hospital - Mendelsohn

Royal Free Hospital - Mendelsohn

NW3, Rowland Hill Street, Heath Strange Garden

This strangely monikered garden was named for Dr William Heath Strange who, in 1882, founded the Hampstead General Hospital that went on ...

1 subject commemorated