Plaque: London Wall road
Erection date: 7/7/1959
This road between Moorgate and Aldersgate Street, the first section of a new traffic route through the City was opened by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent on the 7th July, 1959.
Sir Sydney Harold Gillett, Kt. MC, Lord Mayor
Dudley Gordon Mills Esq, CC - Chairman Streets Committee
Francis John Forty, OBE, BSc, MICE, FSA - City Engineer
City of London
Should we collect this type of memorial? Too dull? Duller than this one: North South route in Haringey? In a world where The Boring Talks can achieve success perhaps we should create a page of Boring Memorials.
Actually we don't see plaques to roads very often so its rarity makes this one a little interesting. In 1959 the City was still recovering from war-time bomb damage so was proud to complete a new section of road. Many would say that the City was also causing a similar amount of damage to itself - by building horrible new roads.
Site: London Wall road (1 memorial)
EC2, London Wall
In our photo you can see the plaque on the low brick wall.