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Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths Garden

Goldsmiths Garden
Goldsmiths Garden

 

Opposite Goldsmiths Grand Hall buildings in Foster Lane, Goldsmiths Garden sits on the Corner of Gresham Street and Foster Lane EC2

Goldmsiths Emblem Gold Leopards head
Goldmsiths Emblem Gold Leopards head

 

Previous churchyard  ST John Zachary, which was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. But during WW2 Blitz this area also received bomb damage.

Plaque Blue Corporation of London "Site of ST John Zachary Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666
Plaque Blue Corporation of London “Site of ST John Zachary Destroyed in the Great Fire 1666

 

Goldsmiths Garden corner of Gresham St
Goldsmiths Garden corner of Gresham St

 

Goldsmiths Garden corner of Gresham St
Goldsmiths Garden

 

Goldsmith’s buildings were damaged, and so this land was laid out as a garden by Blitz firemen 1941. It became the Goldsmiths Garden and won an award in 1950 for the best garden on a Blitz site. In 1995-95 it was redesigned by Anne Jennings. The Gold Leopard Cat emblem of Goldsmiths can be seen around the park. It has benches and a fountain and a unique statue

Goldsmiths Garden Flower mauveAnemone
Goldsmiths Garden Flower mauve pink Anemone

 

The Artist who created this Statue is Wilfred Dudeney. Entitled  “Three Printers” The only memorial stone to commemorate Newspapers in the UK. It used to be in New Street Square in Holborn was relocated to Goldsmiths Garden 2009.

Three Printers Sculpture the only uk statue to Newspaper Industry
Three Printers Sculpture the only UK statue to Newspaper Industry

 

Three Printers Sculpture info plaque. Artist Wilfred Dudeney, the only uk statue to Newspaper Industry
Three Printers Sculpture info plaque. Artist Wilfred Dudeney, the only UK statue to Newspaper Industry

 

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