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National Provident - north William Curtis & National Provident

Plaque: National Provident - north

Inscription

The foundation stone in the south-west corner was laid on 10th September 1959 by Lawrence Emlyn Douglas Bevan, Chairman, to mark the rebuilding of the office of the National Provident Institution for mutual life assurance on the site occupied since March 1843.
W. Antony S. Lloyd - Architect

The foundation stone to which this plaque refers reads "National Provident Institution for Mutual Life Assurance. This stone was laid on the 10th September 1959 by Lawrence Emlyn Douglas Bevan, Chairman". Near this stone below the first floor windows the building is inscribed, twice, "Est.1835".

Site: William Curtis & National Provident (3 memorials)

EC3, Gracechurch Street, 48 - 51

The two NPI plaques are in the doorway on the right, at no 48; the Curtis plaque is to the left at no 51. NPI have made rather excessive use of plaques and inscriptions on their building, as if they think their history will fly away if they don't pin it down in the stone.

Strange co-incidence here. The architect of the NPI building (named on the north plaque) had a close familial and professional relationship with a Mr William Curtis Green. Next door, 200 years earlier, lived a Mr William Curtis. Spooky.

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National Provident - north

Information Subjects commemorated

50076

National Provident Institution

In 1835 two men, who had been successful with the Friends Provident Instituti...

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50534

Antony Lloyd

Married the daughter of the architect, W Curtis Green, who in the 1930s took ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
National Provident - north

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Lawrence Emlyn Douglas Bevan

Chairman of National Provident Institution in 1959. 2013 Jonathan Myers sent...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
National Provident - north

Information Also at this site

49550

National Provident - south

The National Provident Institution opened for business in one room in Nichola...

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49548

William Curtis

In a house on this site lived William Curtis, botanist, b.1746 - d. 1799. The...

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