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Memorial

Edith S. Kerrison Kerrison and Grove Gardens

Monument: Edith S. Kerrison

Erection date: 1936

Inscription

{At the top on either side of the portrait roundel:}
Edith S. Kerrison

{Top right in the roundel:}
1850 - 1934

{Bottom right, on the lower frame of the bronze:}
Christine Gregory, 1936

{Incised in the main stone body of the monument:}
Erected by many friends in memory of a life of service to others.

{The upper stone back of the monument has an incised inscription which is now badly weather-beaten:}
She served the county borough of West Ham {5 illegible lines} was made honorary freeman in 1936.

Unveiled by Will Thorne MP, as part of the week-long celebrations of the jubilee of the incorporation of the Borough of West Ham.

Site: Kerrison and Grove Gardens (2 memorials)

E15, The Grove

The low stone stand holding the plaque has been added to the foot of the Kerrison monument, rather ruining its clean, Art Deco, lines.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Edith S. Kerrison

Information Subjects commemorated

51166

Edith S. Kerrison

The first woman to serve on the West Ham council and an advocate of welfare f...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Edith S. Kerrison

Information Created by

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Christine Gregory

Sculptor.  Born St Pancras.  First woman sculptor of the Royal British Societ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Edith S. Kerrison

Information Also at this site

50825

Grove Gardens - restored

"These gardens" no longer surround this monument as apparently they once did....

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