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Denman fountain

Denman fountain Denman fountain

Erection date: 1903

Inscription

Memorial to Alice Maud Denman and Peter Regelous who lost their lives in attempting to save others at a fire at 423, Hackney Road, on the 20th April 1902.
Borough of Bethnal Green
Erected by public subscription.
C. E. Fox - Mayor
R. Voss, Junr - Town Clerk

Site: Denman fountain (1 memorial)

E2, Cambridge Heath Road, Museum Gardens

PMSA gives "The tragedy had a great impact on the area and the funerals of the victims were attended by massed crowds. A fund was set up by the Mayor of Bethnal Green 'in aid of the sufferers by the fire' ... to which the Princess of Wales {at the time this was Mary of Teck} contributed a cheque for £10, and the memorial drinking fountain, with commemorative plaque, was erected the following year, in 1903."

The site of the fire, between Dinmont Street and Pritchard's Road, is about half a mile to the north.

This memorial is only a few yards away from another memorial to people who died in a fire trying to save others, a hundred years earlier: Faust and Meere.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Denman fountain

Subjects commemorated Information

fire at 423 Hackney Road 1902

The East London Advertiser, 22 December 2008, published an article on this tr...

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Alice Maud Denman

Died in a fire at 423 Hackney Road on the night of 19/20 April 1902. For more...

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Peter Regelous

Arthur William Regelous, popularly known as Peter, worked as a carman in Hack...

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

Created by Information

Charles Edward Fox

JP. Mayor of the Borough of Bethnal Green three times: 1901-2; 1906-7; 1909-1...

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Robert Voss, Jnr.

Town Clerk of the Borough of Bethnal Green in 1902 and 1909. (A Robert Voss w...

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