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London Borough of Islington in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

William Nicholson

 
 
William Nicholson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 6, 2018
1. William Nicholson Marker
Inscription.
William
Nicholson
(1824-1909)
Distiller, Politician,
Cricket Player, Benefactor
This alehouse is part of the Nicholsonís Heritage Collection. Theyíre all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded them. William Nicholson was a Victorian all-rounder — a businessman, MP and sporting hero. He played first-class cricket, ran the familyís distilling business, and financed Lordís Cricket Ground and its famous pavilion. In 1873, William revitalised a collection of characterful alehouses, each one an architectural delight with a strong sense of place and individuality. William added craftsmanship — marble tiling, vibrant leaded windows — and his larger-then-life personality. Williamís influence is lasting. His alehouses are still brimming with warmth, tradition, and timeless hospitality.
 
Location. 51° 32.028′ N, 0° 6.301′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Islington, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Upper Street just from Islington High Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on The York pub. Marker is at or near this postal address: 82 Islington High Street, London Borough of Islington, England N1 8EQ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
William Nicholson Marker on The York Pub image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 6, 2018
2. William Nicholson Marker on The York Pub
of this marker. The York (here, next to this marker); Duncan Terrace Gardens (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Regents Canal (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named Regentís Canal (about 150 meters away); Sir Hugh Myddelton (about 240 meters away); Finsbury War Memorial (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Dadabhai Naoroji (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Holy Trinity Hoxton War Memorial (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Islington.
 
Regarding William Nicholson. This marker is identical to those found on other Nicholson's-owned pubs; Nicholson's has more than 50 pubs in London. If a substantial portion of those pubs have the same plaque, as seems likely, then William Nicholson would be the most plaqued person in London.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Nicholson on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. The York – Nicholsonís Pubs. (Submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Entertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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