Plaque: Christ Church Spitalfields - men and ladders
Erection date: 1843
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
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.