Fountain

Passmore Edwards drinking fountain - N1

Erection date: /9/1901

Inscription

{On a bronze plaque attached to the plinth:}
This drinking fountain has been erected by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association, 83 Lancaster Gate, W., at the cost of J. Passmore Edwards, Esq., it being the desire of the donor to thereby add to the enjoyment of visitors to this garden, in the acquisition of which for public use the Association co-operated with the Vestry of Shoreditch.
  September 1901. 

We love the elaborately correct use of English: "... in the acquisition of which for ...". To us it seems exaggerated, convoluted. Did people actually talk like this, or was it just used in writing?

Site: Passmore Edwards drinking fountain - N1 (1 memorial)

N1, Hoxton Square

Just to the west, on Pitfield Street, is the former Passmore Edwards Free Library, one of many which he funded. It has now been refurbished for use by the Courtyard Theatre.

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Passmore Edwards drinking fountain - N1

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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 - N1

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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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Shoreditch Borough Council

The Metropolitan Borough of Shoreditch was created in 1900.  In 1965 it was m...

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