Memorial: Fortnum & Mason
Erection date: 1964
From the shop's website: "1964 saw a new landmark added to the front of the store - the famous Fortnum's clock, with bells from the same foundry as Big Ben. Every fifteen minutes a selection of airs is played on eighteen bells, and once an hour Messrs F&M themselves appear to check that standards are being upkept."
We were initially sceptical that the two bewigged figures in 18th century servants' attire were ever intended to represent Mssrs Fortnum and Mason themselves but Dr Andrea Tanner, Fortnum & Mason archivist, confirms this and also tells us that the clock was restored as part of their Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Site: Fortnum & Mason (1 memorial)
W1, Piccadilly, 181, Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum and Mason gives some history on this 300 year old shop.