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Memorial

Princess Royal Princess Royal Nurses Home

Plaque: Princess Royal

Erection date: 7/7/1933

Inscription

This stone was laid by HRH The Princess Royal, 7th July 1933, in the presence of the following children of England: Patricia Margaret Emery, Anne Morkill, June Wilkinson, David Davies, Peggy Jones, Jeanne Southwell, Josephine Trotman, Joy Harman, Joan Whitham, Mary Styles, Effie Bourne Taylour.

Stanley Hall & Easton and Robertson - Architects

According to Time Magazine at the time this foundation stone was laid, summer of 1933, the Princess Royal was suffering "a frantic debility" which prompted first an appendectomy. That brought no benefits so an "exophthalmic goitre" was diagnosed and excised from her neck, with full gruesome details provided by Time. That seems to have done the trick.

Site: Princess Royal Nurses Home (1 memorial)

WC1, Guilford Street

This stone is almost below street level to the left of the blue "in" sign in our picture. Above the entrance to the building (some distance to the left of this foundation stone) there is an interesting 1930s frieze in relief showing various named classical figures, such as Hygeia, all by Eric Aumonier - Ornamental Passions has good photos.

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Princess Royal Nurses Home

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David Davies

One of the 11 "children of England" present on 7th July 1933 when The Princes...

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Patricia Margaret Emery

One of the 11 "children of England" present on 7th July 1933 when The Princes...

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Joy Harman

One of the 11 "children of England" present on 7th July 1933 when The Princes...

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Peggy Jones

One of the 11 "children of England" present on 7th July 1933 when The Princes...

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Princess Royal, Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, Viscountess Lascelles

Third child and only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. Born York Cott...

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