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Memorial

Smiths - King's College Hospital W. H. Smiths - Portugal Street

Plaque: Smiths - King's College Hospital

Erection date: 1939

Inscription

This tablet records the grateful thanks of King's College Hospital which stood upon this site from 1839 to 1913 to the firm and staff of W.H. Smith & Son for their generous and unfailing support during the 100 years of its existence.
1939

This plaque was placed on the Hospital's centenary. WH Smiths had given the Hospital a new site at Denmark Hill and also helped fund it during the 1920s but we are not convinced that support had been provided for all the 100 years, this might be poetic exaggeration.

Site: W. H. Smiths - Portugal Street (3 memorials)

WC2, Portugal Street

There are 3 plaques, all on the north face of this building, to the right of the entrance shown in the photograph.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Smiths - King's College Hospital

Information Subjects commemorated

46903

W. H. Smiths

Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna opened a small newsvendors in 1792 in Li...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Smiths - King's College Hospital

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46919

King's College Hospital

Stood at Portugal Street / Carey Street from 1839 to 1913, when it moved to D...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Smiths - King's College Hospital

Information Also at this site

45251

Smiths - Head Office

This building was the Head Office of W.H. Smith & Son from 1920 to 1976. The...

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45252

Smiths - war-damaged plaque

OK, this is not actually a memorial but it's too good to exclude on the basis...

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