Plaque

Gift from Lord Rothermere

Erection date: /7/1934

Inscription

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
This park which was opened in July 1934 was formerly the grounds of Bethlem Hospital - the land was bought by Lord Rothermere who presented it to the London County Council to be laid out as a park and named in memory of his mother.

This plaque was unveiled a second time, during the 75th anniversary celebrations on 18 July 2009. From the Daily Mail: the 4th Viscount Rothermere "said he was very touched to be invited to unveil the very plaque dedicated by his great-grandfather in 1934. Recently restored by sculptor Hamish Horsley, it had fallen into disrepair and was only rediscovered during a chance clear-out of the park's Lodge."

Site: Gift from Lord Rothermere (1 memorial)

SE1, St George's Road, Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park

The plaque is on the wall, behind the dog-walker's head.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Gift from Lord Rothermere

Subjects commemorated i

Bethleham Hospital 1&2

A priory for the Order of the Star of Bethlehem, built in 1247 on Bishopsgate...

Read More

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth

Mother of Lord Rothermere.   Born in Dublin as Geraldine Mary Maffett, the da...

Read More

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Gift from Lord Rothermere

Created by i

London County Council

Prior to the LCC London matters were run by church parishes. The LCC was the ...

Read More

Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere

Newspaper owner. He and his brother Alfred, later Lord Northcliffe, developed...

Read More

Nearby Memorials

George Padmore

George Padmore

NW1, Cranleigh Street, 22, Cranleigh Houses / Brook House

Padmore was so prominent in the campaign for self-governance in Africa that it is said almost all the independence leaders of Africa pass...

1 subject commemorated, 4 creators
Darcus Howe - SE24

Darcus Howe - SE24

SE24, Railton Road, 165-7, Brixton Advice Centre

Both plaques are actually around the corner in Shakespeare Road.

1 subject commemorated, 2 creators
Hornsey Central Hospital - foundation stone, 1937

Hornsey Central Hospital - foundation stone, 1937

N8, Park Road, 151, Hornsey Central Health Centre

This extension opened in 1938.

6 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
Teddington Studios - Tony Hancock

Teddington Studios - Tony Hancock

TW11, Broom Road, Teddington Studios

July 2015 The Mirror reported that 4 of these plaques (Benny Hill, Tommy Cooper, Sid James and Irene Handl) were stolen just prior to the...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Edmond Malone

Edmond Malone

W1, Langham Street, 40

Edmond Malone, 1741 - 1812, Shakespearian scholar, lived here, 1779 - 1812. London County Council

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator