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Rowland Hill statue Rowland Hill statue and 2 Edwards

Statue: Rowland Hill statue

Erection date: 1923

Inscription

{On the front of the red granite plinth:}
Rowland Hill
He founded uniform penny postage, 1840.

Site: Rowland Hill statue and 2 Edwards (2 memorials)

EC1, Edward Street

This statue was first erected in front of the Royal Exchange and was moved here in 1923. The plaque is on the wall that you can see between the statue and the phone box.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Rowland Hill statue

Information Subjects commemorated

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Penny post (jubilee of)

From January 1840 letters could be sent anywhere in the UK for one penny. Fro...

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46372

Sir Rowland Hill

Initiator of the uniform Penny Post in 1840. Due to him Britain was the first...

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Rowland Hill statue

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Onslow Ford

Born Islington as Edward Onslow Ford, but he dropped the Edward. Studied Antw...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Rowland Hill statue

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46091

Edwards VI and VII

At the time gilded lettering incised into granite was a popular technique. We...

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