Strand on the Green
- July 2009
The Association were
approached about the restoration of the fountain by the Strand
on the Green Association, which is a resident’s association in
Chiswick, in the London Borough of Hounslow. A new
riverside seating area, had been created and it was planned to
make environmental improvements to an adjacent section of the
riverside footpath and create a new river wall.
The area was the site
of a drinking fountain provided by the Association and erected
in 1889. The fountain had not been functioning for many
years and the intention was to incorporate the restored fountain
into the new scheme.
A copper plaque on the south side reads
“MISS ELLEN REARDON’S BEQUEST IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER, MOTHER
AND SISTER DANIEL, ELIZABETH AND MARGARET REARDON”. The
fountain is of a standard Victorian design.
The restored fountain
was unveiled on Thursday 16 July 2009 by the Worshipful, the
Mayor of the London Borough of Hounslow, Councillor Paul Lynch
in the presence of children from the Strand on the Green schools
and members of the Strand on the Green Association.
A commemorative plaque was mounted on a
nearby wall to record this event, which includes those who
contributed to its successful completion.