National Anti-Vivisection Society

National Anti-Vivisection Society

The world’s first body to challenge the use of animals in research, founded by Frances Power Cobbe, in Victoria Street SW1 as the Victoria Street Society. 1898 the group split over whether it shoul...

Group, Animals

1 memorial
Patty Astley

Patty Astley

Wife of Philip; see there for more info. We cannot be certain that the image represents Patty.

Person, Animals, Theatre

1 memorial
Philip Astley

Philip Astley

Equestrian performer and circus proprietor. Born Newcastle under Lyme. Aged 17 he joined the 15th Light Dragoons where he developed an exceptional ability breaking and riding horses. Discharged as ...

Person, Animals, Theatre

2 memorials
Band of Mercy

Band of Mercy

Locally led organisations aimed at teaching young people about kindness to animals. They also worked to prevent cruelty to animals. Founded by Catherine Smithies as a furtherance of the temperance ...

Group, Animals, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Geoffrey Barkington
1 memorial
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Founded by Mary Tealby in 1860 as the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs. She established a place where people could send lost dogs from the streets and where their owners could retrieve th...

Group, Animals

1 memorial
David Benjamin

David Benjamin

The excellent MDFCTA gives: "Between 1917 and 1918 Mr. Frank. D. Benjamin, the executor of the late Louis David Benjamin of 16 Dawson Place, London, W.2, arranged the erection of 4 troughs in memor...

Person, Animals, Australia

1 memorial
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Diplomat, poet, hedonist and traveller. Born Petworth House, Sussex. Advocated anti-Imperialism, and supported Irish nationalism. Legendary womaniser, one being William Morris's wife, Jane. Married...

Person, Animals, Exploring, Poetry

1 memorial
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