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Plaque (lost): Lilian Lindsay

Erection date: 17/4/2013


Lilian Lindsay, 1871 - 1960. The first woman dentist to qualify in Britain lived here.
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Site: Lilian Lindsay (1 memorial)

N7, Hungerford Road, 3

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says she was born at number 29 in this road. It's unlikely that the road was renumbered so that 29 became 3 so: discounting misprints, it seems she / her family lived at two addresses in this road and the plaque was put on number 3, either because she lived there longest or because 29 (which was opposite Beacon Hill) is no longer standing. It's most likely that '29' is just a mistake.

2018: We saw this plaque displayed in an exhibition about memorials. The label there said "It once marked her home in Holloway, north London, which has since been demolished. Negotiations are underway to re-site the plaque at another of her homes." Google Street View shows that the plaque was erected on 3 Hungerford Road between May 2012 and June 2014, actually before September 2013 since that is when we photographed it. We were very surprised to read that the house, a very nice Victorian semi, had been demolished, but all was explained....

2019: The Islington Tribune reported that the developer had been fined £60,000 for demolishing the house, and its neighbour, without permission, in 2017. The article reports: "The silver lining in this story is that we have found another suitable building for Lilian’s plaque – the old British Dental Association headquarters in Bloomsbury..." at 23 Russell Square.

2019 December: The Islington Tribune reported that the developer is promising to restore the house as it was, and to return the plaque. English Heritage is reported as saying that the plaque cannot be returned but that the developer could erect a private plaque.

Being a dentist, Lindsay would not have been surprised at all the plaque talk (sorry, irresistible).

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Lilian Lindsay

Dentist. Born Lilian Murray at 29 Hungerford Road, Holloway. After being refu...

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