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Plaque: London Wall road

Erection date: 7/7/1959


London Wall
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.

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London Wall (the road)

Runs from Aldersgate Street to Old Broad Street and for most of that length i...

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Corporation of the City of London

In addressing the 'square mile' concept Londonist has provided a potted histo...

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Francis John Forty OBE

City Engineer (B Sc, MICE, FSA) City of London in 1959 and '63. Andrew Behan...

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Sir Sydney Harold Gillett

Lord Mayor in 1958. He seems to have not used the 'Sydney' in his name.

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Marina, Duchess of Kent

Born Athens into the Greek, Danish and Russian royal families, amongst others...

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Dudley Gordon Mills

Chairman Streets Committee, City of London, 1959 and 1963. Andrew Behan has ...

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