Plaque: Royal Free Hospital - original hospital foundation stone
Erection date: 21/10/1902
This stone was laid by her Royal Highness, Princess Christian Schleswig Holstein.
October 21st 1902.
Bear ye one another’s burdens
The quote is from the Bible, Galatians 6:2.
This is the foundation stone of the Hampstead General Hospital first erected here in 1902 and then again, as a memorial to that hospital on 16 October 1993.
Site: Royal Free Hospital (8 memorials)
NW3, Rowland Hill Street, Heath Strange Garden
This strangely monikered garden was named for Dr William Heath Strange who, in 1882, founded the Hampstead General Hospital that went on to merge with the Royal Free.
The 4 trees are in the central lawn with the 3 memorials for the hospitals. the Hendrick stone is in the flowerbed behind the camera.
2014: We read that there are plans to extend the hospital buildings onto this garden.
2022: We revisited and this garden has been built over by the Pears Building. There is a small 'memorial garden' to the east of that but when we visited there were no memorials other than the relocated Rowland Hill plaque. One wonders where all these memorials went.