Building

Here the political opponents of Sir Robert Walpole met, using the title of the Fountain Club. Since the Kit-Cat Club, Walpole's supporters, also met here, we have to trust that the landlord arranged for the two clubs not to clash; perhaps the Fountain Club met on Fridays and the Kit-Cat on Saturdays.

Lawrence Silverman adds: The Fountain Tavern was also where the Whig party leaders met to plot the Glorious Revolution of 1688/9 which deposed James II, enthroned William (of Orange) and Mary, made Parliament supreme and gave us the Bill of Rights.

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Fountain Tavern

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Fountain Court

This way was called Fountain Court until 1883 from the Fountain Tavern which ...

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Fountain Tavern

In this court in the 18th century stood the Fountain Tavern where the politic...

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Bankers Clearing House

Bankers Clearing House

Cheque & Credit Clearing Company (or, in the form of a booklet) is very helpful: "Daily cheque clearings began around 1770 when the bank clerks met at the Five Bells, a tavern in Lombard Street...

Building, Commerce

7 memorials
Dame Bridget D'Oyly Carte DBE

Dame Bridget D'Oyly Carte DBE

Theatre manager. Born Suffolk Street, Pall Mall. Grand-daughter of Richard D'Oyly Carte. Became her father's heir at the age of 24 on the death of her brother in a motoring accident. She took an a...

Person, Commerce, Music / songs, Theatre

1 memorial
Leo Bonn

Leo Bonn

A merchant banker. Aged about 70 he started to lose his hearing. Founded what is now the Royal National Institute for Deaf People at his London home. Leopold Bernhard Bonn was born on 3 August 185...

Person, Commerce, Social Welfare, France, Germany

1 memorial
K. Motley

K. Motley

Possible director of C. A. Robinson & Co.

Person, Commerce

1 memorial