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Grey Coat School - David Thompson Grey Coat School

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Plaque: Grey Coat School - David Thompson

Erection date: 26/6/2007

Inscription

City of Westminster
David Thompson, 1770-1857, explored and mapped Canada, studied at this school, 1777-1784.
Grey Coat Hospital Foundation

Plaque unveiled by Ray Mears.

Site: Grey Coat School (5 memorials)

SW1, Greycoat Place, Grey Coat School

The scholars are on the central facade of the building: boy to left, girl to right, with the British Royal coat of arms between. Above them is the text "Grey Coat Hospital 1698 - 1955". 1698 is the school's foundation year but we cannot explain the 1955. Then, in 2017, Margaret Meadows, a pupil at the time, kindly wrote to tell us: "1955 was the year that part of the building was reopened by Princess Alexandra after being bombed during WW2."

The trees with the blue plaques are in the garden facing the road, to the right of the Thompson plaque: Eddy on the left, Rusbridge on the right.

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Grey Coat School - David Thompson

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David Thompson

Fur-trader, surveyor and mapmaker. Born Dafydd ap Thomas at Marsham Street, L...

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Grey Coat Hospital Foundation

This is a charity supporting five schools including the Grey Coat Hospital in...

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Westminster City Council

Created in 1965 from the former area of the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Maryl...

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Grey Coat School - Eddy

For Joan Audrey Eddy (Chivers), student at The Grey Coat Hospital, 1944 - 194...

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Grey Coat School - Rusbridge

In memory of our secretary and vice-president, Elizabeth Rusbridge (Gibbs), 1...

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