National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Memorial Drinking Fountain to Violet Alice Tritton, Abbey St., Bermondsey


Type Fountain

     Wall memorial comprising four limestone blocks, the central one bearing a relief of four bust-length representations of children, two flanking blocks with the dedicatory inscription and a lower one with Bermondsey's dragon and the date 1959. These blocks are set into the brick wall over a drinking fountain comprising a bowl set into a plain stone block on a brick pedestal.
          Tritton (1883-1956) worked for many years at the Dockhead branch of the Time and Talents Association. The Association had two premises in Abbey Street, No. 79, from 1913-41, and No. 225 (Dockhead House) from 1931-57. Note: Marcan (1998) gives her year of death as 1957.


- on the tablet to the left of the central relief: IN MEMORY OF / VIOLET ALICE / + TRITTON + / 1883 - 1956 - on the tablet to the right: A FRIEND OF / BERMONDSEY / FOR MORE THAN / + FIFTY YEARS + - on the tablet beneath, the letter ‘B' (Bermondsey) on the body of an incised dragon bearing a standard and, below the dragon, ‘1959'

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Students of Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Four sculpted or inscribed blocks Limestone None
Bowl None None
Pedestal Brick None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Other
Road Abbey St.
Precise location St Saviour's Estate. Set into the west-facing elevation of Bromleigh House, to the left of the main entrance
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design c. 1959
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details September 1959
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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