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George Allen drinking fountain St Anne's Soho

Fountain: George Allen drinking fountain

Erection date: 6/4/1893

Inscription

{Incised in the granite pillar:}
Erected in memory of George Maule Allen of 17 Carlisle Street, Soho Square. Born 4th October 1855. Died 29th April 1889, aged 33 years.

{Incised on the front three edges of the stone step:}
This churchyard was laid out by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association, 83 Lancaster Gate, W.

With information provided by Paul Frecker (see GMA's page) we found Soho and its Associations,1895 which gives: "A handsome granite drinking fountain was presented by the vestry clerk, Mr. George Allen, in memory of his son, soon afterwards {after the garden was opened in June 1892}. It was opened on April 6th, 1893."

Site: St Anne's Soho (4 memorials)

W1, Wardour Street, St Anne's Soho

In our photo the Williams plaque can be seen low on the left-facing wall.  The King of Corsica plaque is on the same wall, to the right.  The free-standing drinking fountain is on a shallow platform between the Williams plaque and the two people seated on the steps.  The war memorial is on the right-facing wall.

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George Allen drinking fountain

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George Maule Allen

Lived at 17 Carlisle Street, Soho Square. Died aged 33. We think it likely th...

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George Allen drinking fountain

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Metropolitan Public Gardens Association

First chairman was the Earl of Meath. In about 1890 the MPGA was based at 83 ...

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George Allen

Father of George Maule Allen. We are grateful to Paul Frecker who found this:...

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George Allen drinking fountain

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46128

David Williams

David Williams, 1738 - 1816, founder of The Royal Literary Fund, 1790, reside...

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King of Corsica

The weather-worn stone above this plaque is, we guess, the original graveston...

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War Memorial at St Anne's Soho

The glorious dead 1914 – 1918 {A list of 63 names in two columns in alphabeti...

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