Plaque

Lord Byron - non standard plaque

Inscription

Lord Byron was born here 1788.

Site: Lord Byron (2 memorials)

W1, Holles Street, John Lewis

The first ever official plaque was placed by the (Royal) Society of Arts on house number 16 in 1867 but the building was subsequently demolished and that plaque, P1, lost. We understand that 'old Mr John Lewis' erected a plaque, P2, on his premises before WW2 but the building was bombed in 1940 and that plaque lost as well. The next plaque erected, P3, was, we believe, the non-standard one that we have here, and which we rather liked, just because it is so non-standard. However, on 4 October 2012 a new, standard, green Westminster plaque, P4, was unveiled and, sadly, the non-standard one was removed. Our colleague and John Lewis mole, Alan, is trying to discover its whereabouts. We've left it here so you can at least see what it looked like.

In summary: 4 plaques, of which we have photos of the last two. 

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Lord Byron - non standard plaque

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Lord Byron

Born Holles Street, baptised at St Marylebone church in the same year. Spent ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Lord Byron - non standard plaque

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Lord Byron - Westminster plaque

Lord Byron - Westminster plaque

Unveiled on National Poetry Day by JLP MD Simon Fowler and Westminster Mayor ...

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