Memorial Drinking Fountain to Violet Alice Tritton, Abbey St., Bermondsey
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 Ã¢â‚¬ËœB' (Bermondsey) on the body of an incised dragon bearing a standard and, below the dragon, Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ1959'
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