Plaque

(lost) Handel - lost

Handel Handel - lost

Erection date: 1952

Inscription

{Not legible in the photo.}

Seeing a plaque in this 1970s photo of Brook Street at Spitalfields LIfe we investigated and identified the buildings in the photo as numbers 23 and 25, the Hendrix and Handel residences respectively. 

English Heritage, referring to the Handel plaque: "The current plaque replaces the LCC plaque of 1952, which replaced a brown SoA {Society of Arts} plaque of 1870."

The photo enables us to compare these buildings then with how they present now. The changes are surprisingly significant; without the plaque and the passageway it would be very difficult to identify the location.

The passageway to the left of the photo is now signed "Lancashire Court formerly White Lion Yard" but the sign in this photo uses yet another name, Horse Shoe Yard.  From Lancashire Court Estate we learn that the passageways across this block have 'evolved' over time and continue to do so.

Site: Handel (2 memorials)

W1, Brook Street, 25

In our photo of the street showing two blue plaques, the Handel building is the one on the right. The one on the left is Hendrix.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Handel - lost

Subjects commemorated i

George Frideric Handel

Composer. Born Halle, Germany. Became Kapellmeister to the Elector of Hanover...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Handel - lost

Also at this site i

Handel

Handel

George Frideric Handel, 1685 - 1759, composer, lived in this house from 1723 ...

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