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Kensington Library - Princess Alice Garden - created Kensington Central Library

Plaque: Kensington Library - Princess Alice Garden - created

Erection date: 1982

Inscription

This garden was created in 1982 by the Kensington Society in memory of Princess Alice Countess of Athlone, 1883 - 1981.

Site: Kensington Central Library (6 memorials)

W8, Philimore Walk, Kensington Central Library

The library, by E. Vincent Harris and opened in 1960, is the building to the south, the left of our picture. The Library Time Machine must be based in this building so, as you'd expect, have a very thorough post about it.

Chaucer is high up, on the back wall of the massive porch to the west; Caxton in the porch to the right. There is something of a tradition to commemorate on library buildings the great men of books from the past, but these two busts are of superior quality.

The other memorials are in the planted area just to the north of the library: from west to east: Princess Alice Garden - created, Princess Alice - unveiled, environmental, clock.

McMillan also produced the Lion and Unicorn sculptures which adorn the south facade and the gilded figure on the roof holding a star aloft - an exuberant lightening conductor.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Kensington Library - Princess Alice Garden - created

Information Subjects commemorated

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Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Born Princess Alice of Albany at Windsor Castle, daughter of Prince Leopold a...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Kensington Library - Princess Alice Garden - created

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Kensington Society

"The objects of The Kensington Society are to preserve and improve the amenit...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Kensington Library - Princess Alice Garden - created

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Kensington Library - clock

The clock can be seen in our site picture and you'll undestand why we chose t...

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Kensington Library - Environment

OK, not a memorial, but a pretty plaque that we could not resist (nor photogr...

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Kensington Library - Princess Alice Garden - unveiled

Princess Alice Countess of Athlone Memorial Garden This tablet was unveiled b...

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