Plaque

Lockerbie bench - 02 - Avoyne

Inscription

Babette Avoyne

Site: Lockerbie bench around a tree (17 memorials)

TW9, Kew Gardens

We have numbered these 17 plaques, anti-clockwise, starting from the plaque for the whole crew which faces the water. Oddly, the last two are out of alphabetic sequence.

A nearby information board: "Although we don't know exactly when this oak was planted, we can estimate from its size that it has stood here for around 300 years, making it older than the nearby lake and landscaped vistas. Its sturdiness over centuries is one of the reasons it was chosen to honour the 16 members of aircrew who lost their lives on the Pan American World Airways flight 103. The flight departed from nearby Heathrow in December 1988 and tragically exploded over Lockerbie before it could reach its destination."

While reading this, one hears the planes, almost one every two minutes, coming in to land at Heathrow, only 7 miles away.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Lockerbie bench - 02 - Avoyne

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Lockerbie bombing

Pan Am 103 flying Heathrow to New York's JFK was destroyed by a bomb over Loc...

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Elisabeth Nicole Marie Charlotte Clement-Avoyne

Elisabeth Nicole Marie Charlotte Avoyne was born on 25 May 1944 in Notre-Dame...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Lockerbie bench - 02 - Avoyne

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John Ruskin

John Ruskin

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The plaque is on a small plinth in the front garden. It replaces the one which was erected in 1909 on a house that was subsequently demol...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Cardinal Manning

Cardinal Manning

SW1, Francis Street, 22 Carlisle Place, Manning House

We were interested to find a drawing of this memorial in the 1915 book 'Memorials and Monuments' by Lawrence Weaver, where we learn that ...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
R. F. Delderfield

R. F. Delderfield

CR0, Ashburton Avenue, 22

The Avenue was a series of books.

1 subject commemorated
Alliott Verdon Roe - E17 (1)

Alliott Verdon Roe - E17 (1)

E17, Walthamstow Marshes, Viaduct

There is another identical plaque (not photgraphed) on the other side of the viaduct, to the right.

2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
Thomas Sheraton

Thomas Sheraton

W1, Wardour Street, 163

London County Council Thomas Sheraton, 1751 - 1806, furniture designer, lived here.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator