Plaque

F N Hospital - Duchess of Albany

Erection date: 18/1/1909

Inscription

This stone was laid on January 18th 1909 by HRH the Duchess of Albany.
President - the Earl Waldegrave
Lady President - Caroline Beatrix Bridgeman
Trustees:
William Clive Bridgeman M.P.
Sir John M. Stirling Maxwell Bart.
Lady Superintendent - Mary Tidy
Hon. Secretary - Hugh Parker
Builders:
Dove Bros.
F. & H. F. Higgs
Architect - Claude W. Perrier

Site: Florence Nightingale Hospital (2 memorials)

NW8, Lisson Grove, 11 - 19, Capio Nightingale Hospital

Dirty and uncared for, but we prefer the Duchess plaque - just the way they have written the "Qu" of "Queen" endears it to us. The modern plaque has got so carried away in verbiage that metaphors are mixed - one can forge a cliche'ed path but surely one can't weave a legacy. And note that no one takes any responsibility for the modern plaque, while there's a whole committee proud to be named on the 1909 one, and which we now have to research, sigh.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
F N Hospital - Duchess of Albany

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Helena, Duchess of Albany

Born in Arolsen as Helena Frederica Augusta of Waldeck & Pyrmont. Married...

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F N Hospital - Duchess of Albany

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Dove Bros. Ltd

Builders. Founded in Studd Street, Islington by William Spencer Dove (1793-18...

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F. & H. F. Higgs

Building firm, active at least 1890 - 1909.

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Caroline Beatrix Bridgeman

Political activist and churchwoman. Née Parker. Supported her husband's polit...

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William Clive Bridgeman

Conservative politician. Home Secretary 1922-24. Born 89 Harley Street. Died ...

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Claude W. Ferrier

Architect active, at least, 1909 - 1925.  

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
F N Hospital - Duchess of Albany

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F N Hospital - renaming

F N Hospital - renaming

This plaque, unveiled July 5th 2000, marks the official renaming and dedicati...

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