Group    From 1902  To 1933

A. B. Burton Foundry

Categories: Craft / Design

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Founder based in Thames Ditton.  From Exploring Surrey's Past: The foundry was established in Summer Road, Thames Ditton, in 1874 by Cox and Sons, ecclesiastical suppliers, to cast ornaments and statues in bronze, and the hand operated gantry crane, which moved the entire foundry floor to facilitate all major lifting work, was an integral part of the building constructed for this work. The business, which produced a large number of major castings, became Drew and Co in 1880, then Moore and Co in 1883, and was taken over by A J Hollinshead and A B Burton in 1897, and after the former's death in 1902 acquired the title of A B Burton, which it retained until his death in 1933. Burton's son in law, L R Tricker, closed the business and sold the foundry in 1939, when it seemed likely that it would be taken over for munitions manufacture. Thereafter it was used by London Metal Warehouses for making industrial castings, and then by Metal Centres Ltd, as a metal warehouse, until 1971/2 when it was sold to the District Council. The foundry was demolished in 1976 and the crane removed for preservation by the Surrey Archaeological Society.

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A. B. Burton Foundry

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Emmeline Pankhurst monument

Walker sculpted the statue, Baker designed the plinth. Unveiled by Baldwin. ...

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George, Duke of Cambridge

We love that "etc." for his string of honours. Reddit have a magnificent phot...

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Imperial Camel Corps

The sculptor was also a member of the corps. Unveiled by Chetwode. For anothe...

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Kitchener statue

{On the front of the plinth:} Kitchener, 1850 - 1916 {On the front of the lo...

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Physical Energy

{On a plaque laid into the ground in front of the statue:} George Frederic Wa...

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Other Subjects

A. Nicholson

A. Nicholson

Stone merchant based in Mark Lane near to the column that he designed. The nearest Mark Lane we can find is in the City, south of Fenchurch Street, not what we would call 'close' to Old Street. Per...

Person, Craft / Design

1 memorial
Dee Smith

Dee Smith

Mosaic artist active in 2012.

Person, Craft / Design

1 memorial
Nobby Clark

Nobby Clark

In 2001-2 Clark was living close to Vauxhall Park and was a member of the Friends of Vauxhall Park.  He restored the model village there. Harry, his son, seems (2021) to be connected with Southwark...

Person, Community / Clubs, Craft / Design

1 memorial
Silver Studio

Silver Studio

Influential textile design studio. Founded by Arthur Silver it was taken over by his son Rex who ran it until 1963. Renowned for its art nouveau designs it supplied major outlets such as Liberty's ...

Building, Craft / Design

1 memorial
Beau Brummell

Beau Brummell

Born as George Bryan Brummell in Downing Street, his father being Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Lord North. A gambler and dandy and one of the Prince Regent's favourites, he set the dres...

Person, Craft / Design, France

2 memorials