Plaque

Christ Church Spitalfields - men and ladders

Christ Church Spitalfields - north
Christ Church Spitalfields - men and ladders

Erection date: 1843

Inscription

In case of fire apply for the men of the engine house and ladders at the Station House, No. 1 Church Passage, Spital Square.
William Stone MA - Vicar
Thomas Midwinter, William Hicks Hall – Church Wardens
1843

The inscription is weather-worn particularly at the right so the words "men", "house", "at the", "Vicar" and "43" are all uncertain.

Stanford's map of 1862-71 shows a police station at the address given on the plaque, which would now be about where Lamb Street disappears underground at Elder Gardens. See our page for Spitalfields engine-house for more information.

Site: Christ Church Spitalfields - north (2 memorials)

E1, Commercial Street, Christ Church Spitalfields

These plaques are both facing the pavement, but above the heads of any passing pedestrians. In our photo 'Mr Root' is the dark square near the red car; 'men and ladders' is on the other side of the fancy railings.

We've collected a total of 7 plaques on the outside of this church - see Christ Church Spitalfields - porch.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Christ Church Spitalfields - men and ladders

Subjects commemorated i

Spitalfields engine-house

'Engine-house' was an early term for what we would now call a fire station. T...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Christ Church Spitalfields - men and ladders

Created by i

William Hicks Hall

Co-churchwarden of Christ Church Spitalfields, 1843 - 45, at least.

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Thomas Midwinter

Co-churchwarden of Christ Church Spitalfields, 1843 - 46, at least.

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Rector William Stone

Rector of Christ Church Spitalfields between, at least, 1837 - 1845. At Recol...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Christ Church Spitalfields - men and ladders

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Christ Church Spitalfields - Mr Root

Christ Church Spitalfields - Mr Root

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