Plaque   

Princess Royal Nurses Home

Princess Royal Nurses Home Princess Royal Nurses Home

Erection date: 7/7/1933

Inscription

This stone was laid by HRH The Princess Royal, 7th July 1933, in the presence of the following children of England: Patricia Margaret Emery, Anne Morkill, June Wilkinson, David Davies, Peggy Jones, Jeanne Southwell, Josephine Trotman, Joy Harman, Joan Whitham, Mary Styles, Effie Bourne Taylour.

Stanley Hall & Easton and Robertson - Architects

According to Time Magazine at the time this foundation stone was laid, summer of 1933, the Princess Royal was suffering "a frantic debility" which prompted first an appendectomy. That brought no benefits so an "exophthalmic goitre" was diagnosed and excised from her neck, with full gruesome details provided by Time. That seems to have done the trick.

Site: Princess Royal Nurses Home (1 memorial)

WC1, Guilford Street

This stone is almost below street level to the left of the blue "in" sign in our picture. Above the entrance to the building (some distance to the left of this foundation stone) there is an interesting 1930s frieze in relief showing various named classical figures, such as Hygeia, all by Eric Aumonier - Ornamental Passions has good photos.

This 1933 Great Ormond Street Hospital nurses' home was built on the site of the former nurses' home, a building which had previously been residential accommodation for nuns.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Princess Royal Nurses Home

Subjects commemorated Information

Princess Royal Nurses Home

Foundation stone laid by The Princess Royal, 7th July 1933, in the presence o...

Read More

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Princess Royal Nurses Home

Created by Information

David Davies

One of the 11 "children of England" present on 7th July 1933 when The Princes...

Read More

Patricia Margaret Emery

One of the 11 "children of England" present on 7th July 1933 when The Princes...

Read More

Joy Harman

One of the 11 "children of England" present on 7th July 1933 when The Princes...

Read More

Peggy Jones

One of the 11 "children of England" present on 7th July 1933 when The Princes...

Read More

Princess Royal, Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood, Viscountess Lascelles

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

Read More

Show all 12

Nearby Memorials

Trinity House

Trinity House

EC3, Trinity Square

This plaque is on the 1953 extension to Trinity House.

4 subjects commemorated
Broadgate arena

Broadgate arena

EC2, Broadgate arena

The smaller roundel beside this large plaque is the 1991 RIBA Regional Architecture Award.  April 2012: Londonist reports on plans for re...

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Susanna Annesley

Susanna Annesley

EC2, Spital Yard, 7

In this house Susanna Annesley Mother of John Wesley was born January 20th 1669. Corporation of the City of London

2 subjects commemorated, 1 creator
William Pitt the younger

William Pitt the younger

W1, Baker Street, 120

London County Council William Pitt the younger, 1759 - 1806, lived here, 1803 - 1804.

1 subject commemorated, 1 creator
Finnish Seamen's Mission

Finnish Seamen's Mission

E14, Branch Road

The bible reference Psalm 118:24 gives "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." A very general-purp...

1 subject commemorated