Plaque

70th Anniversary of Goodenough College

Erection date: 4/11/2001

Inscription

This tablet was unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen to mark the 70th Anniversary of this institution and its re-naming as Goodenough College, 14th November 2001.

Site: London House - WC1 (5 memorials)

WC1, Mecklenburgh Square

The building was erected 1935 -63, designed by Sir Herbert Baker and Scott and their successor Helbing. These memorials are all inside what is normally a private quadrangle but we managed to gain access on the weekend of the 2007 Open Squares Event.

The 70th anniversary plaque can be seen from outside, peering through the gate, on the left. The armillary sphere is in the quadrangle, on the north side, directly in line with the gate. The bust is on the south façade, the clock in the north west corner, the Latin text on the east façade.

Our picture of the building, taken from the Goodenough College website, is of one of the Queen's visits.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
70th Anniversary of Goodenough College

Subjects commemorated i

Goodenough College

This is not a college but an organisation that provides residential accommoda...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
70th Anniversary of Goodenough College

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street, to the Duke and Duchess of York. For information on wh...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
70th Anniversary of Goodenough College

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75th Anniversary of Goodenough College

75th Anniversary of Goodenough College

{On one of the rings:} By wisdom a house is built and through understanding ...

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Evan Evans Bevan

Evan Evans Bevan

David Hopkins has kindly provided the translation for us. Dave says "I was pu...

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Frederick Craufurd Goodenough

Frederick Craufurd Goodenough

In a niche over the original central entrance (now mainly disused in favour o...

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Vernon Helbing

Vernon Helbing

The clock itself is quite high. Down at eye level there is a small plaque wit...

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