Animal    From 1978  To 2014

Speedie

Categories: Animals

A tortoise with a comparatively short life. We have to own, our picture does not actually show Speedie him/herself.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Speedie

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Speedie

Speedie, resident tortoise, 1978 to 2014, is buried nearby. Slayer of bananas...

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Jessie Craigen

Jessie Craigen

Jessie Hannah Craigen was a working-class suffrage speaker. She was also a freelance (or 'paid agent') speaker in the campaigns for Irish Home Rule and the cooperative movement and against vivisect...

Person, Animals, Gender Issues, Medicine, Ireland

1 memorial
Virginia McKenna

Virginia McKenna

Actor and wild-life campaigner.  Born Marylebone.  Briefly married to actor Denholm Elliott, then to actor Bill Travers 1957 until his death in 1994.  Played Violette Szabo, in the 1958 film 'Carve...

Person, Animals, Cinema, Theatre

1 memorial
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Started by Samuel Gurney MP and the barrister, Edward Thomas Wakefield. Founded as the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association it changed its name to include cattle troughs in 1867.  London...

Group, Animals, Benefactor, Food & Drink

37 memorials
Dogs killed in medical experiments in 1902

Dogs killed in medical experiments in 1902

232 dogs died in 1902 as a result of medical experiments. Wikipedia gives: "In 1875 there were around 300 experiments on animals in the UK, a figure that had risen to 19,084 in 1903 when the brown...

Animal, Animals, Medicine

2 memorials
William Moorcroft

William Moorcroft

Pioneer veterinary surgeon, Asian explorer.  Born Lancashire.  First Englishman to qualify as a vet, in France, during a revolution.  He set up in practice in Oxford Street, creating a horse hosp...

Person, Animals, Exploring, Medicine, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Tibet, Uzbekistan

1 memorial