Plaque

Mothers' Union - right

Erection date: 21/7/1925

Inscription

Inaugurated 1915
Emily Wilberforce – Central President
This building was erected by the contributions of members and friends of The Mothers’ Union throughout the world; and was opened by HRH the Princess Mary Viscountess Lascelles, 21st July 1925.
Nora Maude – Central Secretary
Noël Barclay – Central President

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.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
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Mothers' Union

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

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Noël Barclay

Central President of the Mothers' Union in 1925. We found reference to a publ...

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Nora Maude

Central Secretary of the Mothers' Union in 1925.  In 1926 was quoted in newsp...

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Emily Wilberforce

In 1915 as Central President of the Mothers' Union she initiated the idea of ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Princess Royal, Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, Viscountess Lascelles

Third child and only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. Born York Cott...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Mothers' Union - left

Mothers' Union - left

To the glory of God and in grateful remembrance of Mary Elizabeth Sumner who ...

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