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Plaque: Chelsea Bridge

Erection date: 6/5/1937


Chelsea Bridge
Opened by the Right Hon. W. L. MacKenzie King, CMG, Prime Minister of the Dominion of Canada on 6th May 1937.
Chairman of the Council - the Right Hon. Lord Snell, CBE LLD
R. Coppock - Chairman of the Highways Committee
Sir George Gater, CMG, DSO - Clerk to the Council
Rendel Palmer and Tritton - Engineers
C. Topham Forrest, FRIBA - Architect
Contractors - Holloway Brothers (London) Limited

London County Council

MacKenzie King did not come all the way from Canada just to open this bridge; he happened to be in London for the coronation of King George VI.

The plaque has the wrong initial for Topham Forrest. His first name was George.

Site: Chelsea Bridge (1 memorial)

SW8, Chelsea Bridge

The lantern posts at all 4 corners of the bridge are each topped with 2 heraldic shields and a golden galleon. See also Londonist's secrets of Chelsea Bridge.

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At the same time that Battersea Park was created the first bridge at its east...

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Holloway Brothers

A major construction firm with its own Wikipedia page. Henry Thomas Holloway ...

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Rendel Palmer and Tritton

Engineers. This firm was started by James Meadows Rendel (1799 - 1856) and ca...

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Richard Coppock

Trade unionist and politician. Labour politician for Limehouse in the LCC. Pa...

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G. Topham Forrest

Architect active in 1937. We have found his name associated with the design /...

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Sir George Gater

Army officer and civil servant. Born Southampton. Trained as a teacher. Moved...

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