Plaque

Angus McGill

Erection date: 13/10/2017

Inscription

This plaque was installed in 2017, on the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm. It commemorates Angus McGill, who initiated the appeal to replace London's lost trees and the planting of the oak nearby. McGill died in 2015 after 42 years as a columnist with the Evening Standard and creator of the Clive and Augusta strip cartoons. He was named Descriptive Writer of the Year 1968, and appointed MBE 1990.

Site: Storm Tree - Charing Cross (2 memorials)

WC2, Strand

Via Facebook David Johnson pointed us to 47 Shoe Lane which gives lots of background information and photos about these plaques, McGill and the campaign to plant trees to replace those lost in the Storm.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Angus McGill

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Great Storm of 1987

In the early hours of Friday 16 October 1987 a great storm struck South East ...

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Angus McGill

Initiated the Evening Standard's appeal to replace London's lost trees. For 4...

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Westminster City Council

The ancient parish of St Margaret's was divided into St Margaret's and St Joh...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Storm Tree - Charing Cross

Storm Tree - Charing Cross

When we first saw the plaque it was in the pavement close to the tree but is ...

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Old Church Garden - burials

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Herbert Howells

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Herbert Howells, 1892 - 1983, composer and teacher lived here 1946 - 1983. English Heritage

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Plaque 3

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See the Wandsworth chapel for the truth of the 1573 claim.

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Gary King

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