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Memorial

Covent Garden donkeys Covent Garden Market

Plaque: Covent Garden donkeys

Erection date: 4/10/2000

Inscription

Working Donkeys of Covent Garden
This plaque is in memory of the 100,000 costermongers' donkeys that worked in and around the market.
South East Working Donkey Group
Supported by Westminster City Council & Covent Garden Area Trust
4th October 2000

Covent Garden Area Trust has an interesting page about the unveiling ceremony.

Site: Covent Garden Market (4 memorials)

WC2, Southampton Street, Jubilee Market Hall

In our picture the Jubilee Market Traders plaque can be seen on the back wall of the arcade. In front of it, the Queen's stone plaque is to the left and to the right is one that dully reads "Speyhawk Land & Estates Ltd, 1987. Contractors: Tellings Ltd. Architects: C.G.H.P. Architects". The Donkey plaque is being admired by the red-coated lady. 

Bonus fact: Before the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1540 the Covent Garden area was the Convent Garden associated with Westminster Abbey. Somewhere along the line the "n" was lost.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Covent Garden donkeys

Information Subjects commemorated

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donkeys of Covent Garden

100,000 costermongers' donkeys worked in and around the market.  The picture ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Covent Garden donkeys

Information Created by

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South East Working Donkey Group

Part of the Donkey Sanctuary, we think.

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Westminster City Council

Created in 1965 from the former area of the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Maryl...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Covent Garden donkeys

Information Also at this site

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Covent Garden Market

Large bronze relief "Fruit Porter Bronze", unveiled October 2006 by Mayor of ...

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Jubilee Market Hall

The Jubilee Market traders have laid this stone to commemorate the creation o...

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Jubilee Market Hall - opened

This stone was unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen to commemorate the official ...

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