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smithies memorial bounds green roadIf you've ever wondered about the "obelisk" in Bounds Green Road, its history and the story of the person is commemorates are recounted by Harringay Online.

The obelisk, actually a drinking fountain, was erected in 1879, originally in the middle of the road, but is now located on the grass, opposite Nightingale Gardens.  It commemorates Mrs Catherine Smithies of Earlham Grove, Wood Green, founder of the Band of Mercy Movement.  The Band of Mercy was a predecessor of the RSPCA.  Mrs Smithies was also a notable anti-slavery campaigner.

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