TQ3780 : Statue of Richard Green in Poplar

taken 9 years ago, near to Poplar, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Statue of Richard Green in Poplar
Statue of Richard Green in Poplar
Richard Green,1803-1863, was a highly-regarded local shipowner and philanthropist. He is said to have been responsible for the revival of British shipping at a time when the Americans were controlling the ocean routes with their faster vessels. The so-called 'Blackwall frigates' designed at his local shipyards challenged the American clippers for speed in the Chinese tea, and Australian wool, trades. See LinkExternal link
He was also a local benefactor involved the founding of a Sailors' Home, Hospital, Orphanage and other maritime charities.
The statue, outside the now-defunct Public Baths in East India Dock Road, was erected by public demand 3 years after his death.
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Thursday, 26 June, 2008   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 28 June, 2008
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Statues   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 379 809 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6550N 0:0.8186W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 379 809
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