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Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Princess Alice disaster - plaque

Erection date: 2009


Princess Alice Memorial
In memory of all those who lost their lives in the tragic sinking of the Princess Alice paddle steamer off Creeksmouth {sic}, on 3rd September 1878.
Also, with grateful remembrance of the residents of Creeksmouth Village, who helped in the rescue attempts.
Approximately 700 people lost their lives in the disaster.
May they all rest in peace.
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Creekmouth Preservation Society

Waymarking informs that this plaque is on the site of Creekmouth Village, overlooking the spot in the river where the tragedy took place..

Site: Princess Alice disaster - plaque (1 memorial)

IG11, Long Walk, River Road

This is definitely not a memorial to be stumbled on by accident. We knew roughly where it was, (near the end of a relatively pleasant riverside walk, in spite of all the light industry and scrap metal units that surround it). It is only a few feet from the pathway, but too overgrown to be seen. We found it by clambering up a bank and then struggling down through the foliage. It is supposedly surrounded by masses of daffodils in spring, (which wasn't much help when we visited in June!).

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Princess Alice disaster - plaque

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Princess Alice disaster

London's worst peacetime disaster. The Princess Alice was a passenger paddle ...

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Creekmouth Village

Built in the 1850s by John Bennet Lawes to house the workers in his chemicals...

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Princess Alice disaster - plaque

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Creekmouth Preservation Society

Formed with the purpose of preserving the history of Creekmouth Village.

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Heritage Lottery Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (rebranded 2019), formerly the Heritage Lo...

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