Plaque

Grove Gardens - restored

Kerrison and Grove Gardens Grove Gardens - restored

Erection date: 1951

Inscription

County Borough of West Ham

Grove Gardens, damaged during the Second World War, these gardens were restored to commemorate the Festival of Britain, 1951.

Mayor, 1951-52, Councillor W. W. Paton, JP

"These gardens" no longer surround this monument as apparently they once did. It seems the monument has been moved as, according to Exploring East London, "the garden used to be on the corner where The Grove met Romford Road. Sadly it has been replaced by a hotel and restaurant".

Site: Kerrison and Grove Gardens (2 memorials)

E15, The Grove

The low stone stand holding the plaque has been added to the foot of the Kerrison monument, rather ruining its clean, Art Deco, lines.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Grove Gardens - restored

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Festival of Britain

'A tonic for the Nation', The Festival was intended to cheer us all up after ...

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World War 2

Sorry, we've done no research on WW2, it's just too big a subject. But do vis...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Grove Gardens - restored

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Newham Council

West Ham was merged with parts of Barking and Woolwich to form the London Bor...

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Councillor W. W. Paton

JP and Mayor of West Ham 1951-52.  Also a Reverend.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Grove Gardens - restored

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Edith S. Kerrison

Edith S. Kerrison

Unveiled by Will Thorne MP, as part of the week-long celebrations of the jubi...

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