Fountain

Frederic David Mocatta fountain

Erection date: 1906

Inscription

{On the keystone:}
1906
{On the stone above the plaque:}
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association
Erected by permission of the vicar & churchwardens.

{On the plaque:}
In honoured memory of Frederic David Mocatta, in recognition of a benevolent life.
Jany. 16th 1905

{Low down on a stone side piece:}
Vicar - J. R. Marr. {possibly J. F. Marr}

Unusually the brass drinking cup on a chain is still attached.

Site: Frederic David Mocatta fountain (1 memorial)

EC3, Aldgate High Street, St Botolph's Aldgate

This monument is beautifully weathered.  Someone soon will probably decide it needs to be 'restored' and they will 'conserve' all its character away.

Note the blue police phone box nearby.  The Londoneer has found some good history of these items, introduced when telephony was new and the emergency services saw how useful it could be.

 


This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Frederic David Mocatta fountain

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Frederic David Mocatta

Tycoon and philantropist.  Born London into a Jewish family who came to Engla...

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

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J. R. Marr

Vicar of St Botolph's Aldgate in 1906.

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