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Margaret Damer Dawson - bird bath

Erection date: 1933

Inscription

{Around the rim of the basin:}
He prayeth best who lovest best all things both great and small.
{From 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' by Coleridge.}

{On the top surface of the base, reading around all 4 sides, starting on the south, river, side:}
Erected by her friend & fellow worker J Partridge.

{On the face of the base, reading around all 4 sides, starting on the south, river, side:
The line drawing of a bird in front of a circle:}
Nac. Jul XXXI MCCMLXXV, C. Pibworth MCMXXXIII
Margaret Damer Dawson OBE
Ob. Mai XVIII MCMXX

{Born: 31 July 1875, Died: 18 May 1920. Sculpted 1933.}

The birth date given here differs with that on the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: 12 June 1873.

Wikipedia helps us identify the "J. Partridge" and the sculptor. Both Dawson and Pibworth lived nearby, Dawson at the house with the plaque.

For a possibly related memorial see the Alice Drakoules bird bath.

Site: Margaret Damer Dawson - bird bath (1 memorial)

SW3, Chelsea Embankment, Chelsea Embankment Gardens

This item was in a very poor state but fully restored shortly before Christmas 2013. Hilda Kean has a photo showing it with just the base.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Margaret Damer Dawson - bird bath

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Margaret Mary Damer Dawson

Born Sussex. Founder of the Women’s Police Force, in WW1. Organizing Secretar...

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Margaret Damer Dawson - bird bath

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poet and critic. Born and brought up in Ottery St Mary, Devon. Pupil at Chris...

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Ann St John Partridge

"Friend & fellow worker of Margaret Damer Dawson". All we can find on-lin...

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Charles James Pibworth

Sculptor. Born Gloucestershire, studied in Bristol. Member of the Art Workers...

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