Plaque

Simpson, Maule and Nicholson

Erection date: 2009

Inscription

1859 - 68, at Victory Place, The Atlas Dyeworks helped start a world industry under Simpson, Maule and Nicholson, who pioneered a family of dazzling Magenta-based dyes; thus showing a way to create both families of useful compounds, & new jobs here in science.
A Biochemical Society/Guy's & St.Thomas's Hospitals Charity Educational Outreach Event
2009 Produced by Biolink Technology Ltd for the British Association's National Science & Engineering Week 2009.

The rather odd wording of the plaque is explained by an item in the RSC Historical Group Newsletter, February 2010. As part of National Science Week 2009 a play about the invention of magenta, was researched and written, and then performed by children at this site.

Site: Simpson, Maule and Nicholson (1 memorial)

SE17, Victory Place, Victory Primary School

The site is now a school, built in the period during which each school had separate entrances for types of pupils. The "Boys" and " Girls & Infants" labels here are made of nice ceramic letters.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Simpson, Maule and Nicholson

Subjects commemorated i

Atlas Dyeworks

The Simpson, etc. plaque commemorates the Dyeworks which were at Victory Plac...

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George Maule

Chemist and dye manufacturer. See Atlas Dyeworks and Nicholson. From Grace's ...

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Chambers Nicholson

Chemist and dye manufacturer. We found this man in Grace's Guide: Born in Lin...

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George Simpson

Paint manufacturer who ran the Atlas Dyeworks. Born Newington. 1861 was livin...

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