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Plaque: Sailors Home extension

Erection date: 4/8/1863


This chief stone of the new building, in extension of the Sailors' Home was laid on the 4th day of August in the year of our Lord 1863 and the 27th year of the reign of her most gracious majesty Queen Victoria by the Rt. Honble. Lord Viscount Palmerston, KC.

The new building was opened by HRH Albert Edward Prince of Wales on 22nd May 1865.

Site: Sailors Home extension (1 memorial)

E1, Dock Street , alley behind the buildings

As we photographed the nearby Cable Street plaque a 'person of the street' approached and told us about another plaque, down a dark alley and out of sight. It demonstrates our commitment to the hunt for memorials that we can display here the photographs we took of this plaque. Most people, most of the time, mean well and can be trusted.

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Sailors' Home - Ensign Street & Dock Street

A group of philanthropists, led by Rev. George Charles ‘Boatswain’ Smith (178...

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Queen Victoria

Reigned: 1837-1901, 64 years. Born Kensington Palace. Daughter of Edward, Duk...

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King Edward VII

Reigned: 1901 - 1910. Born and died at Buckingham Palace. Victoria's eldest s...

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King Edward VI

Only son of Henry VIII (with Jane Seymour who died 12 days after the birth), ...

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Lord Palmerston

Born 4 Park Street (which is now 20 Queen Anne's Gate) as Henry John Temple. ...

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