Unveiling of the Ashby Memorial, Wandle Park, Colliers Wood
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|Partial / Incomplete Date||1911|
|Notes / History||This impressive fountain (now dry) was erected in 1911 as a result of a private subscription to the memory of Harry Pollard Ashby (1809-1892) and his son-in-law, Robert Broomfield Fenwick (1835-1897).
Both men lived in Wandle Park in the 19th century and were instrumental in establishing it as a public amenity. The two families were active in local affairs and also took an active part in the formation of All Saints’ Parish in the latter part of the 1900s.
The former was a local artist who exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1835 and 1865 and was a friend of the artist John Constable. His son-in-law was an alderman of Surrey County Council and a justice of the peace.