Plaque

Daniel Mendoza

Erection date: 4/9/2008

Inscription

{Text on the main plaque:}
This plaque has been erected by the Jewish East End Celebration Society in memory of Daniel Mendoza (1761 - 1836) the father of scientific boxing, who was buried in a spot nearby.

{Inscribed at the bottom right:}
L. Soloway 2008

{On lower brass plaque:}
This plaque was unveiled by Sir Henry Cooper on 4th September 2008

Mendoza's burial site, "a spot nearby", is the Nuovo Sephardi cemetery in the grounds of Queen Mary College, just behind the building this plaque is on.

Site: Attlee statue (2 memorials)

E1, Commerical Road, Queen Mary College

Our location photo was taken on 2014. We returned in 2024 for the close-up photo and were saddened to see the green area almost surrounded by a wall of large wheelie bins.

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Daniel Mendoza

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Daniel Mendoza

Pugilist.  Born in the Aldgate parish, date uncertain (possibly 1765). Champi...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Daniel Mendoza

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Jewish East End Celebration Society (JEECS)

From the picture source website: "Our aim is to raise awareness of the histor...

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Sir Henry Cooper

Heavyweight boxer. Born in Lambeth. Affectionately known as 'Our 'Enery', he ...

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Louise Soloway

Sculptor.  Born and educated in London.  The picture shows her at the Mendoza...

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Clement Attlee statue

Clement Attlee statue

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