Fountain

Limehouse Station drinking fountain

Erection date: 1885

Inscription

Gift of St. George's Tufnell Park, Band of Mercy.

The inscription which is on marble is barely legible, so we are grateful Wikipedia for the information.

One has to wonder why a group associated with Tufnell Park, 5 or 6 miles away, is giving a drinking fountain to Limehouse Station.

2018: via Facebook Olly Houlton answered our query by providing this link to the MDFCTA which says that the fountain was originally installed in 1885 in York Road (presumably York Way) near the then cattle market. Removed by Islington Council in 1902 due to "misuse" by children it was re-erected here in 1906 by the MDFCTA in what was then Stepney railway station.

Site: Limehouse Station drinking fountain (1 memorial)

E14, Commercial Road, Limehouse Station

The (non-working) fountain is on platform 2, east-bound, between the two benches.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Limehouse Station drinking fountain

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Band of Mercy

Locally led organisations aimed at teaching young people about kindness to an...

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Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Started by Samuel Gurney MP and the barrister, Edward Thomas Wakefield. Found...

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St George's Tufnell Park

We are as certain as can be, that this church in Tufnell Park Road is the St ...

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