Plaque

Surrey Iron Railway Company - Croydon

Erection date: 2005

Inscription

Surrey Iron Railway Company 1801
{At the centre is an image of a draped female holding a metal wheel on a short piece of track, the track being supported from beneath by a cherub who also pulls a laden cart. Around the lady's feet are a jug spilling its contents and possibly a representation of a factory.}

Site: Reeves Corner (2 memorials)

CR9, Church Street, 120, House of Reeves

The Croydon Guardian tells about this building being home to the 144-year old family furniture business House of Reeves. Both these plaques were on the building before it was burnt down in the riots of the Summer 2011.

The Surrey Iron Railway plaque was found in the rubble and it was re-erected in October 2011.  The Hand Cross plaque was not found and is presumed lost.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Surrey Iron Railway Company - Croydon

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Surrey Iron Railway Company

A transport system from London to Portsmouth was needed, either a canal or a ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Surrey Iron Railway Company - Croydon

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Alan Cuttie

As head of Wandle Valley mapping project he erected the plaque in 2005 and th...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Surrey Iron Railway Company - Croydon

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Hand Cross - Croydon

Hand Cross - Croydon

{Beneath a Maltese cross:} Hand Cross Near here once stood one of the four ma...

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