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Metropolitan Benefit Societies almshouses Metropolitan Benefit Society almshouses

Plaque: Metropolitan Benefit Societies almshouses

Inscription

{On the pier to the left of the entrance:}
This Metropolitan Benefit Societies asylum was founded by John Christopher Bowles in 1829 and successfully raised by his untiring efforts for the good of his brethren.

{On the pier to the right of the entrance:}
In furtherance of the objects of this asylum for the members of all friendly or benefit societies Mary Ann MacKenzie who died in 1861 made a munificent bequest of nearly nine thousand pounds.

Seems likely the plaques were put up when the side wings were added, in 1865-6.

Site: Metropolitan Benefit Society almshouses (1 memorial)

N1, Balls Pond Road

Each of the entrance piers carries a tall red granite plaque; these can be seen in our photo. They would not make a good close up picture so we present a photo of some of the lovely almshouses instead.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Metropolitan Benefit Societies almshouses

Information Subjects commemorated

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Metropolitan Benefit Societies Asylum

The MBSA was created by John Christopher Bowles to 'afford an asylum for the ...

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John Christopher Bowles

This Metropolitan Benefit Societies asylum was founded by John Christopher Bo...

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Mary Ann MacKenzie

Living at Manchester Terrace, Islington (now the east side of Liverpool Road,...

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