Plaque: Edwards VI and VII
Erection date: 16/10/1905
Edward the Seventh, King of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the seas, Emperor of India, laid this stone of King Edward's Building of the General Post Office on the 16th day of October 1905 upon the site of Christ's Hospital, founded in 1552 by King Edward VI.
At the time gilded lettering incised into granite was a popular technique. We can't say what it was like when new but its legibility has not improved with age.
Site: Rowland Hill statue and 2 Edwards (2 memorials)
EC1, Edward Street
This statue was first erected in front of the Royal Exchange and was moved here in 1923. The plaque is on the wall that you can see between the statue and the phone box.