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Fountain: Leonard Montefiore fountain

Erection date: 1884


{Two faces are inscribed with lead lettering:}
In affectionate remembrance of Leonard Montefiore who loved children and whom all children loved.
{Below this text is an oblong section of rough granite which we think used to be covered by a bronze plaque.}

L. A. M.
Clear brain and sympathetic heart,
A spirit on flame with love for man,
Hands quick to labour, slow to part, 
If any good since time began, 
A soul can fashion, such souls can.

We usually try and find an attractive detail for our close-up picture but we failed on this fountain; its design was rather austere, for its time, and what might have been decorative features, such as the spouts, have gone. Similarly we have failed to identify the author of the poem.

Site: Leonard Montefiore fountain (1 memorial)

E1, Stepney Green

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Leonard Montefiore

Author and philanthropist.  Born Kensington.  Grand nephew to Moses.  Was a f...

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