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Kensington Town Hall - Royal Golden Wedding Kensington Town Hall - Royal Golden Wedding & Churchill

Tree: Kensington Town Hall - Royal Golden Wedding

Erection date: 19/11/1947

Inscription

This Cornus kousa tree was planted by the Mayor Councillor Edward Hess, to mark the Golden Wedding of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, 19 November 1997.

Surprisingly this is, so far, the only memorial to the royal Golden Wedding that we have found. Same with their Silver, at the Barbican.

This tree (the smaller one in our picture) is also known as a Chinese dogwood.

Site: Kensington Town Hall - Royal Golden Wedding & Churchill (2 memorials)

W8, Hornton Street

Kensington and Chelsea Civic Centre by Sir Basil Spence was constructed in 1972-6 on open land on which the existing trees were preserved. RBKC's virtual museum has an image of the land before construction began, showing a few trees but we think it was taken before the Redwood was planted.

This Town Hall replaced the old Kensington Town Hall which was on the High Street and which we discuss (you may think, oddly) on our page for Chelsea Old Town Hall.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Kensington Town Hall - Royal Golden Wedding

Information Subjects commemorated

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Golden Wedding of Queen & Prince Philip

See their Silver Wedding for more information.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street. When she was 10 her father became King George VI (on t...

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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Born at the villa 'Mon Repos', the summer retreat of the Greek royal family, ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Kensington Town Hall - Royal Golden Wedding

Information Created by

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Edward Hess

Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 1997-8.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Kensington Town Hall - Royal Golden Wedding

Information Also at this site

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Kensington Town Hall - Churchill

The Sequoiadendron giganteum, otherwise known as the Giant Redwood, was disco...

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