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Lady Somerset and temperance Lady Somerset and temperance

Sculpture: Lady Somerset and temperance

Erection date: 1897


{On plaque fixed to stone base:}
From children of the Loyal Temperance Legion in memory of work done for the temperance cause by Lady Henry Somerset, the president, National British Women's Temperance Assoc. incorporated June 1896.
I was thirsty and ye gave me drink.

{at the edge of the girl's skirt:}
A reproduction by Philomena Davidson Davis 1999.

The original bronze statue by Wade in 1897 was stolen in 1971 when it was sawn off at the feet. A copy by Davis of the original statue was unveiled in February 1999 by the City Council.

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WC2, Victoria Embankment Gardens

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National British Women's Temperance Association

Incorporated June 1896. We can't find any information about this organisati...

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Lady Isabella Somerset

President of the British Women's Temperance Association , 1890 - 1903, founde...

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Loyal Temperance Legion

The children's branch of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and still ac...

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Philomena Davidson Davis

Born London.First female president of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

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George Edward Wade

Born London, baptized at the church where his father was rector, St Anne's So...

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