TQ3282 : Finsbury Square Garden, London, EC2

taken 6 years ago, near to Shoreditch, Islington, Great Britain

Finsbury Square Garden, London, EC2
Finsbury Square Garden, London, EC2
A view across Finsbury Square Garden from the corner that lies nearest the junction of Wilson Street and Finsbury Square. The inscription on the former drinking fountain informs passers-by that it was "Erected and presented to the Parish of St Luke by Thomas and Walter Smith (of Tom Smith and Co.) to commemorate the life of their mother, Martha Smith, 1826-98". In 1847 Tom Smith, an ornamental confectionery seller of Goswell Road, EC1 took the French idea of a bon-bon wrapped in a twist of paper and subsequently invented the Christmas cracker. Later, his company transferred to larger premises on Finsbury Square, where it stayed until 1953. Tom Smith & Co. merged with Caley Crackers in 1953, taking over their premises in Norwich.
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3289 8200 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.2775N 0:5.1592W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3289 8200
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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