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Hugh Gyle-Thomson St Dunstan's in the East

Memorial: Hugh Gyle-Thomson


{Below the sundial:}
In memory of Hugh Gyle-Thomson, citizen and gardener, 1913 - 1972.

The plaque spells Thomson without a 'p' and, given the Hugh Gyle-Thompson that our researches found, we think the plaque is in error.

Site: St Dunstan's in the East (3 memorials)

EC3, St Dunstan's Hill, St Dunstan's in the East Garden

These three plaques are on the south side of the south wall of the ruined church. Our photo shows all three plaques, left to right: fig tree; Gyle-Thomson; garden.

Built c. 1100 this church was severely damaged in the 1666 Great Fire. It was patched up and a Wren-designed tower and steeple was added.  1817-21 the church was rebuilt, retaining the Wren tower and steeple. The church was very badly damaged in the 1941 Blitz, though the tower and steeple survived. It was decided not to rebuild, but to turn the site into a garden amongst the ruins. The public garden opened in 1971 and is, 2020, a truly delightful place to each your sandwiches, or shot your fashion photos as happened on one of our visits.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Hugh Gyle-Thomson

Information Subjects commemorated

Hugh Gyle-Thompson

Born Denbighshire, Wales, son of A. G. Thompson and Bertha Evelyn Thompson. I...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Hugh Gyle-Thomson

Information Also at this site

Coronation of George VI - fig tree

This plaque was planned during turbulent times in the royal-watching communit...

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St Dunstan's Garden

It's not possible to read all the text but the 1345 date confirms that our (n...

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