Tree

Fawcett house - Vauxhall

Fawcett house and lost statue - Vauxhall Fawcett house - Vauxhall

Erection date: 2013

Inscription

This mulberry tree marks the site of the house where Millicent Garrett Fawcett, women's rights campaigner, & Henry Fawcett, statesman, lived, 1874 - 1884.
Jointly sponsored by the South London Fawcett Group & Friends of Vauxhall Park.

We're not experts so we'll accept that the tree is a mulberry. And the tree engraved on the plaque - we'll accept that that is an older version of the same thing. It's the acorn engraved at the base that confuses us. Perhaps the acorn signifies that the Fawcetts' activities were the beginnings of something much greater.

2023: Polly Freeman, Trustee of the FOVP kindly wrote with extra information: "The tree on the plaque is the symbol of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies which Millicent Fawcett led during the campaign to give women the vote. The tree behind the plaque is indeed a mulberry tree (white variety). Henry Fawcett talked in his memoirs about sitting beneath the mulberry trees in his garden in Vauxhall. We have recently named our new sensory garden after the Fawcetts to remember in particular Henry who was visually impaired."

Site: Fawcett house and lost statue - Vauxhall (2 memorials)

SW8, Vauxhall Park

The Friends of Vauxhall Park say the plaque is on the site of both the Fawcett house, No. 8 The Lawn, and the lost statue, erected after the house had been demolished.

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Fawcett house - Vauxhall

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Fawcett house in Vauxhall

From Friends of Vauxhall Park: "In 1725 Edward Lovibond of St James, Clerkenw...

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National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies

Founded by the merger of the National Central Society for Women's Suffrage an...

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Henry Fawcett

Economist, politician and educational reformer. Born Salisbury. Blinded in a ...

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Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Intellectual, political leader, activist and writer. Born Suffolk and brought...

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Vauxhall Park

An information board near to the Fawcett house plaque gives: "Vauxhall Park w...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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South London Fawcett Group

From their Twitter page: South London Fawcett Group is a local group of the F...

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Friends of Vauxhall Park

Established in 1999, the Friends of Vauxhall Park is a voluntary group whose ...

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Kate Hoey

MP for Vauxhall from 1989. Born Ireland.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Henry Fawcett statue - lost

Henry Fawcett statue - lost

Donated by Henry Doulton and created in terracotta by Tinworth, who worked at...

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