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Cecil Jackson-Cole - Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 51° 45.252 W 001° 15.434
30U E 620291 N 5735137
Quick Description: Blue plaque honoring one of the founders of Oxfam in Oxford.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/23/2010 10:19:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM9ZWF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
Views: 7

Long Description:

Text of plaque:

1901 - 1979

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Helped establish the first
Oxfam shop and office
here in 1947

 Cecil Jackson-Cole was a successful business man as the owner and manager of Andrews Furnishers with branches in London and Oxford.  In 1942 he joined a group of Oxford Quakers concerned about the conditions in Greece at that time.  A meeting was held and as a result the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief was born.  He became the first Secretary and led the post-war growth of Oxfam as a global charity.  The shop at 17 Broad Street was established as the first shop for Oxfam in 1947, an Oxfam shop continues to operate from this location.

Blue Plaque managing agency: Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board

Individual Recognized: Cecil Jackson-Cole

Physical Address:
17 Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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