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William Booth bust William Booth bust

Bust: William Booth bust

Erection date: 1929

Inscription

{On the front of the plinth:}
William Booth, founder and first General of The Salvation Army.
Commenced the work of The Salvation Army on Mile End Waste, July 1865.

{On both sides of the plinth:}
William Booth, 1829 - 1912

As so often, Ornamental Passions have a good post on this sculpture.

Site: William Booth bust (1 memorial)

E1, Mile End Road, Mile End Waste

This stretch of grass and trees is known as Mile End Waste or Verge. It is one of the remnants of a large common area known variously as Mile End Green or Stepney Green which once ran from here eastwards across what is now Stepney Green and Stepney Green Park to St Dunstan's church. See our entry for Booth to understand the significance of the Waste to Booth and the Salvation Army.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
William Booth bust

Information Subjects commemorated

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William Booth

Founded the Salvation Army.  Born Nottingham.  Came to London in 1849 to find...

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William Booth bust

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George Edward Wade

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Morris Singer Foundry

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