Person    | Male  Born 2/9/1825  Died 25/7/1909

William Nicholson

Distiller, politician, cricket player, benefactor. Born Upper Holloway into a gin distillery family. They made Lamplighter gin at Three Mills on the River Lea. The business moved into running pubs partly through acquiring pubs that could not pay their gin bill.

Played cricket for Middlesex, 1845-69, and was a prominent member of Marylebone Cricket Club, giving them funds to purchase the freehold of Lord's and loaning funds for the erection of Lord's Pavilion. MCC changed their colours to those of the distillery. When he retired from cricket he became chairman of the family business.

Liberal MP for Petersfield in Hampshire. Died Westminster.

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William Nicholson

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William Nicholson - Doggett's

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President Reagan Memorial Fund Trust UK

President Reagan Memorial Fund Trust UK

Registered as a charity in 2009, with objectives commensurate with the erection of a statue to Reagan, which it indeed went on to do.  Jennifer Elias was Chairman of the Trustees during that time.

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1 memorial
Miss Mills

Miss Mills

Daughter of Mrs Mills.

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1 memorial
Emma Trotter

Emma Trotter

Married to Robert Trotter and widowed in 1877. 

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1 memorial