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Red Cross Garden 2 Red Cross Garden

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: Red Cross Garden 2

Erection date: 1896


{On the mosaic roundel:}
The sower went forth to sow.

{On the plaque:}
This plaque was given by Miss Julia Minet and erected by Miss Octavia Hill in 1896. It was restored in 1956 by The Horace Street Trust.

The roundel was created by a glass-making firm, James Powell and Son, after a sketch by Louisa Anne, Marchioness of Waterford. The quotation is from Matthew 13:3. Originally there was a second mosaic entitled 'The Good Shepherd', but this is now presumed lost.

The mosaic was restored again in 2005 when the gardens were restored.

Site: Red Cross Garden (4 memorials)

SE1, Redcross Way, 50

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Red Cross Garden 2

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Octavia Housing

Not-for-profit organisation with a strong track record in social housing and ...

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Octavia Hill

Housing reformer and co-founder of The National Trust.  Born at Wisbech, Camb...

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Julia Minet

Donor of a mosaic to the Red Cross Garden. She belonged to a public-spirited ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Red Cross Garden 2

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Octavia Hill - SE1

Octavia Hill, social reformer, established this garden, hall and cottages, an...

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Red Cross Garden 1

The plaque is in a sheltered area just to the left of our main photograph. Th...

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Red Cross Garden 3

The quotation comes from Genesis 1:31. The question is an addition.

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