Group    From 1902  To 1933

A. B. Burton Foundry

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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

Walter Wakley

Walter Wakley

Walter Wakley was born on 4 October 1883 in Clapham, Surrey, the fifth of the eight children of Albert Wakley (1852-1915) and Sophia Wakley née Watson (1855-1923). His birth was registered in the 4...

Person, Craft / Design

1 memorial
Edward Johnston

Edward Johnston

Calligrapher and lettering designer. Born in San José, Uruguay, the son of an army officer. When the family returned to Britain, he studied medicine in Edinburgh for a while, but became fascinated ...

Person, Craft / Design, Scotland, Uruguay

4 memorials
Guss Strehle

Guss Strehle

The foundry in Germany where the statue of Saint Volodymyr was cast.

Group, Craft / Design, Germany

1 memorial
Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell

Artist and interior designer, born Vanessa Stephen at 22 Hyde Park Gate, London. Sister of Virginia Woolf. She married Clive Bell in 1907 and their home in Gordon Square became the focus of what wa...

Person, Art, Craft / Design

1 memorial
George M. Hammer and Co. Ltd.

George M. Hammer and Co. Ltd.

Firm of furniture makers, such as school desks and park benches. From London Fine: "Operating in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Hammer were an old English furnisher, in their words; 'Manufactur...

Group, Commerce, Craft / Design

1 memorial