Other

Lily Pond

Erection date: 1915

Inscription

This lily pond was presented in 1915 by Mr. Alfred Buxton, Chairman of the London County Council, 1916 - 1917.

Buxton seems to have presented the pond the year before he became Chairman. This is unusual, presumably because it looks a little like the post was bought. However, the plaque is clearly modern and is perhaps not telling the whole story.

Sadly there were no lilies in the pond on our visit.

Site: Lily Pond (1 memorial)

WC2, Victoria Embankment Gardens

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Lily Pond

Created by i

Alfred Buxton

Chairman of the London County Council, 1916 - 1917.  Grandson of the first ba...

Read More

Nearby Memorials

Four reclaimed heads

Four reclaimed heads

NW1, Camley Street

There are four of these delightful heads - all different, from right to left: - beard, pointed ears, bad teeth, shell and leaves on head...

Pavilion of Remembrance - Newham

Pavilion of Remembrance - Newham

E16, North Woolwich Road, Thames Barrier Park

The Thames Barrier Park was opened in 2000. The round hole in the roof of the Pavilion represents a searchlight. In our photo the lady in...

2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
School grounds and building

School grounds and building

N1, Bletchley Street

A strange memorial. The little roof and pillars make this look as if it could originally have been the entrance to the building. But with...

2 subjects commemorated
Prince Lee Boo's tomb

Prince Lee Boo's tomb

SE16, St Marychurch Street, St Mary the Virgin Church

A plaque inside St Mary's church also commemorates the prince. October 2014: We were contacted by someone saying "... the majority of yo...

3 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
Quirinale Restaurant / Hotel

Quirinale Restaurant / Hotel

SW1, Great Peter Street, North Court, 1

There are 4 friezes of designs impressed into lead. The two on the left are identical to the two on the right. We've stitched the two u...