Barbara Jessie Burton 1927

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    This foundation stone is set into a building at one end of Princes Street, Cork. I never noticed it until the day I took this photo and a quick search for Barbara Jessie Burton returns information and pictures of foundation stones laid by her in the years following 1927:
    Nottingham, UK
    Vauxhall Gardens, UK (PDF)
    stone2 Aldershot, UK A comment on Streatham Elephants mentions her too.

    Does anyone know anything else about Barbara Jessie Burton?

    1. JohnFinn 95 months ago | reply

      I think she and her husband Stanley Howard Burton were the owners/directors of Burtons gentlemen's outfitters who had several stores in the UK and Ireland.

    2. arranging constellations 95 months ago | reply

      i have never noticed that before
      off i go on a search...

    3. Donncha Ó Caoimh 95 months ago | reply

      carrigman - thanks! That's a fascinating bit of history. I wonder who paid for the upkeep of the stone. Hopefully someone who knows will come by here some day and answer that one. Could be the council of course.

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