Building    From 1878  To 1934

Besley drinking fountain

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Building

A drinking fountain was erected in Aldersgate Street in 1878 in memory of Robert Besley. It was removed 1934.

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Besley drinking fountain

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Besley drinking fountain removed

This plaque surely should have been designed with the Clarendon typeface, jus...

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Newby's ice store

Newby's ice store

Newby's ice store stood on the north bank of the canal in the 1860s. Ice was used to keep food fresh for transport, and in shops. Imported mainly from Norway, it was delivered along the canal by ho...

Building, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Anderton's Hotel

Anderton's Hotel

In the fifteenth century this was the Horn tavern. In the early seventeenth century the hotel was popular with the legal community. A new building was erected in 1880 and probably that was the one ...

Building, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Wilfred Lawson Sir

Wilfred Lawson Sir

Radical, MP and temperance advocate, nicknamed "Dry Wilf". Second Baronet of Brayton.Member of Parliament for Carlisle, Cockermouth, Camborne, 1859-1906. President of the United Kingdom Alliance...

Person, Food & Drink, Politics & Administration, Social Welfare

1 memorial
2i's coffee bar

2i's coffee bar

Birthplace of British rock 'n roll and the popular music industry. Mickie Most started as a singing waiter here. Owen Adams provides a huge amount of information.

Place, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink, Music / songs

1 memorial
Coal Hole Tavern

Coal Hole Tavern

The meeting place of the Wolf Club of which in about 1826 Edmund Kean was a leading member.  Lawrence Silverman tells us that, later, this was the tavern where Renton Nicholson staged his very rude...

Place, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial