TQ3281 : Postman's Park, EC1

taken 3 years ago, near to London, City of London, Great Britain

Postman's Park, EC1
Postman's Park, EC1
In 1887, the famous Victorian painter and sculptor GF Watts proposed to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria by creating a Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice, to commemorate ordinary people who had died saving the lives of others and who might otherwise have been forgotten. The scheme was not accepted at that time, but in 1898 Watts was approached by Henry Gamble, vicar of St Botolph's Aldersgate church. He suggested the memorial could be created in Postman's Park in the City of London.

The memorial was unveiled in an unfinished state in 1900, consisting of a 50-foot (15 m) wooden loggia designed by Ernest George, sheltering a wall with space for 120 ceramic memorial tiles to be designed and made by William De Morgan. At the time of opening, only four of the memorial tiles were in place. Watts died in 1904, and his widow Mary Watts took over the running of the project.

For further information about Watts, see the Wiki entry LinkExternal link .
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TQ3281, 4414 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3207 8148 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.0087N 0:5.8796W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3210 8146
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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