Passmore Edwards drinking fountain - E8

Erection date: 1910


{On the east face of the pier:}

{In a monogram:}

This garden was laid out in 1899 for public enjoyment by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association, 83 Lancaster Gate and in 1910 the same association through the generosity of J. Passmore Edwards Esq. was enabled to complete its work by erecting therein this drinking fountain for free public use which the Metropolitan Borough Council of Hackney has kindly agreed to maintain.

October 2023 Londonist: Time Machine provided this Heritage of London Trust September link, "We were thrilled to unveil the restored fountain in the centre of Albion Square, Hackney. This is one of just three remaining drinking fountains erected by celebrated philanthropist John Passmore Edwards.."

Site: Passmore Edwards drinking fountain - E8 (1 memorial)

E8, Albion Square

In response to our Facebook request for information about Passmore Edwards' drinking fountains Diane told us about this one. 2013: we are still searching for 7 JPE fountains - see JPE.

Credit for this entry to: Diane Burstein

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Passmore Edwards drinking fountain - E8

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John Passmore Edwards

Political and social reformer, politician, peace activist, and anti-slavery c...

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Passmore Edwards drinking fountain - E8

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Hackney Council

Hackney Council was created in 1965 from the 3 Metropolitan Borough Councils ...

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Metropolitan Public Gardens Association

First chairman was the Earl of Meath. In about 1890 the MPGA was based at 83 ...

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