Plaque

(lost) Co-op bank - Monoploy

Erection date: 21/10/2003

Inscription

{In a circle around the edge of the plaque:}
This plaque commemorates the site of The Angel Corner House Tea Rooms.
{In the body of the plaque:}
In 1935 Victor Watson and his secretary Marjorie Phillips stopped for afternoon tea whilst choosing the sites for the original London Monopoly.
Monopoly
It was here he decided that 'Angel' was an appropriate name for one of the properties making it the only site on the board named after a building.

Victor and Marjorie came to London from Leeds specifically to select names for the board. Having been out on a name-gathering 'morning taxi ride' they stopped here and rather than look further chose 'The Angel' as the last name.

The plaque was unveiled by Victor Watson's grandson, also named Victor.

Site: Co-op bank - The Angel (2 memorials)

N1, Islington High Street, 1, Co-op Bank

Both plaques are inside, in the ground floor customer space, on the east wall.

January 2015: we learnt that this historic building (1903, architects: Frederick James Eedle and Sydney Herbert Meyers, built as a pub/hotel) could be under threat from Crossrail 2.

February 2024: The ground floor remains unoccupied after the Co-op Bank moved out in January.  We have no information about the whereabouts of the plaques so have marked them as Lost.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Co-op bank - Monoploy

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Monopoly

Evolved from a number of property games but had reached its final form by 193...

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Marjorie Phillips

Secretary to Victor Watson. Somtimes spelt 'Marjory' but the plaque has 'ie'.

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Victor Hugo Watson

Born near the Kennington Oval but his family returned to Yorkshire when he wa...

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Angel Corner House Tea Rooms

Wikipedia gives a history of this site from 1603. The current building dates ...

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Co-op bank - Monoploy

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Parker Brothers

American owners of the Monopoly game.

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