Plaque: Princess Royal Nurses Home
Erection date: 7/7/1933
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.