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Mothers' Union - left Mothers' Union

Plaque: Mothers' Union - left

Erection date: 18/7/1923


To the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of Mary Elizabeth Sumner who founded the Mothers’ Union in 1876, This stone was laid by her daughter, Louisa Gore-Browne, 18th July 1923.
Architect – Claude W. Ferrier, FRIBA
Builders – Perry & Company (Bow) Ltd

Site: Mothers' Union (2 memorials)

SW1, Tufton Street, Mary Sumner House

The plaques are either side of the entrance in Tufton Street. A large decorative panel on the Great Peter Street corner reads: The Mary Sumner House 1925.

The Mothers Union History of Sumner House says that the building was designed to be, initially, larger than they needed. Paul Waterhouse, son of Alfred, designed the chapel (shown on a 1961 postcard found on eBay.) The Union building was flooded along with lots of low-lying London in 1928 and served as an air-raid shelter in WW1.

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Information Subjects commemorated

Mothers' Union

International Christian charity that seeks to support families worldwide. Fou...

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Perry & Company (Bow) Ltd

Building firm active in 1923.

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Claude W. Ferrier

Architect active, at least, 1909 - 1925.  

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Louisa Gore-Browne

Daughter of Mary Sumner.   She is shown in this group photo of her grandfathe...

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Mary Elizabeth Sumner

Founded the Mothers’ Union in 1876.  Born as Mary Elizabeth Heywood in Lancas...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Information Also at this site

Mothers' Union - right

Inaugurated 1915 Emily Wilberforce – Central President This building was er...

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