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Mosaics - emblem

Inscription

{On a modern label below:}
Emblem of flower and star by Boris Anrep, 1883 - 1969

The star is surrounded by an English rose, a Scots thistle, an Irish clover sprig and a Welsh daffodil.

This mosaic, the right most, does not show a monarch and even we can't really call it a memorial but we include it here for completeness, and also to serve as the memorial for the original building from which all the mosaics were salvaged, New Change Buildings.

Site: Mosaic monarchs - Elizabeth II,William and Mary, emblem (3 memorials)

EC4, New Change, One New Change - roof terrace

One New Change: "The mosaics were originally located within the main entrance lobby of the New Change Building, a home to Bank of England, erected in 1955 and demolished in 2007, which formerly stood on the grounds of One New Change. The designs were not site-specific, but a part of a much greater body of work completed for the Bank."

We met a lady who worked for the Bank of England and moved into One New Change in the 60s. She was told that, given the Cold War fears at the time, the building was constructed so that it could be quickly converted for use as a hospital, with large open floors and large lifts. Even if not true it is interesting that the rumour existed.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
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Subjects commemorated i

New Change Buildings

A massive building, constructed 1953 - 60 by the architect Victor Heal. Our p...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Created by i

Boris Anrep

Mosaic artist. Also wrote poetry in Russian and English. Born Russia. Came to...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Mosaics - Queen Elizabeth II

Mosaics - Queen Elizabeth II

BRITT:OMN:REGINA + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA {On a modern label below:} Queen ...

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Mosaics - William and Mary

Mosaics - William and Mary

GVLIELMVS.ET.MARIA.DEI.GRATIA. {On a modern label below:} William III and Ma...

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Nearby Memorials

Virtues - Anrep

Virtues - Anrep

WC2, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery - Staircase Hall - North Vestibule

Carved at the top of the gravestone is a portrait of Anrep himself. The image below, on the left shows a few mosaic tesserae and the spec...

1 subject commemorated, 3 creators
Pavilion of Remembrance - Newham

Pavilion of Remembrance - Newham

E16, North Woolwich Road, Thames Barrier Park

The Thames Barrier Park was opened in 2000. The round hole in the roof of the Pavilion represents a searchlight. In our photo the lady in...

2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
Bull and Mouth Inn - at Museum of London

Bull and Mouth Inn - at Museum of London

EC1, London Wall, Rotunda garden at Museum of London

The bull is easy to see but the mouth, and face, are easily missed. Seems likely that 'Milo of Crete' in the inscription refers to Milo ...

1 subject commemorated
Columbia Market gate posts

Columbia Market gate posts

E2, Columbia Road, Columbia Market Nursery School

Useful though the school might be, you must agree that the building behind these gate piers does not compare favourably with what was the...

1 subject commemorated
Silver Jubilee urn

Silver Jubilee urn

WC1, Queen Square

Hughes became Poet Laureate a few years later and Larkin was of similar standing. In our view their lines for the jubilee do not greatly ...

2 subjects commemorated, 2 creators