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London Bridge alcoves in Victoria Park - inscription

London Bridge alcoves in Victoria Park London Bridge alcoves in Victoria Park - inscription

Erection date: 1860

Inscription

{Incised into the stone of the wall where you rest your back when seated:}
This alcove which stood on Old London Bridge was presented to Her Majesty by Benjamin Dixon, Esqre. JP, for the use of the public and was placed here by order of the Right Honourable W. Cowper, First Commissioner Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings, 1860.

Site: London Bridge alcoves in Victoria Park (2 memorials)

E9, Victoria Park

There are two alcoves, placed some distance apart so we have only photoed one. Both of them have both memorials.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
London Bridge alcoves in Victoria Park - inscription

Subjects commemorated Information

London Bridge

Four stone bridges have spanned the Thames at this point. The first was built...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
London Bridge alcoves in Victoria Park - inscription

Created by Information

W. Cowper

First Commissioner Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings.

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Queen Victoria

Reigned: 1837-1901, 64 years. Born Kensington Palace. Daughter of Edward, Duk...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
London Bridge alcoves in Victoria Park - inscription

Also at this site Information

London Bridge alcoves in Victoria Park - Bow plaque

{On the nearby plaque attached to a low stone plinth:} Stone alcoves from the...

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