Plaque: F N Hospital - Duchess of Albany
Erection date: 18/1/1909
This stone was laid on January 18th 1909 by HRH the Duchess of Albany.
President - the Earl Waldegrave
Lady President - Caroline Beatrix Bridgeman
William Clive Bridgeman M.P.
Sir John M. Stirling Maxwell Bart.
Lady Superintendent - Mary Tidy
Hon. Secretary - Hugh Parker
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.