Monument: King George V Silver Jubilee
Erection date: /5/1935
In commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the accession of His Majesty King George V this reach of the river between London Bridge and Westminster Bridge was with His Majesty's gracious permission named by the Port of London Authority King's Reach.
Chairman - The Right Honourable Lord Ritchie of Dundee - May 1935
The shield (showing the Port of London seal) above the text is surmounted by a galleon and supported on either side by gryphon-type creatures with mer-tails. Below this shield is the Latin motto: Floreat Imperii Portus.
Photographed you can see the cherub to the right of the plaque. He is sitting on ship, from which he seems to have ripped the mast, and is waving this, with sail still attached, in a triumphant fashion. The cherub on the left rides a fish side-saddle, brandishing a trident. Each cherub is watched over by an angry-looking sea-god.
Site: King George V Silver Jubilee (1 memorial)
EC4, Victoria Embankment